Mathematical humour is quite difficult to do. I have previously blogged about the book Comic SectionsÂ and there are other books like Carl Linderholm’s Mathematics made difficultÂ and Ian Stewart‘s books which contain much humour;Â a cartoon seriesÂ Ian drew is theÂ inspiration for this
Mathematical humorous videos are even rarer. Here are a couple. The first is very well-known and has been written about all over the net for a long time. It isÂ Finite Simple Group of Order Two by the Klein Four Group and involvesÂ very clever use of mathematical terms. The other is G103Â which is described asÂ a (surreal) day in the life of an undergraduate on the 4-year MMath degree at the University of Warwick. Anyone who has experience of a pure mathematics degree will recognise the accuracy of the amusing observations it makes. There’s more about the film at the G103 site.
There was also aÂ previous humorous video made at Warwick University called Maths Club. Unfortunately, it’s not available on that page or anywhere else as far as I can see. Does anyone know if it’s still available?
Links to other amusing mathematics videos are very welcome.