After writing about some well known people with degrees in mathematics, I was moved to re-listen to some old Tom Lehrer songs on YouTube. I decided I’d post some links to his more mathematical songs here. Enjoy.
First, “Lobachevsky,” a song about the Russian mathematician Nikolai Lobachevsky and his discovery of non-Euclidean geometry, which some historians claimed was actually due to Gauss (this claim of plagiarism now seems to have been thoroughly refuted):
Here are some other videos:
- The Professor’s Song
- New Math
- Derivative Song
- That’s Mathematics!
- There is a Delta for Every Epsilon
Here are some audio-only songs: