Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Unusual graffiti

Gladimir, Michael, Cathy and I went went walking around the city today. We eventually arrived at a fair with a giant traditional Ferris wheel. On the way there we walked by this building (I think it was a school) with funny graffiti. Perhaps you can tell me what it means? It makes no sense!

6 comments:

Michael said...

Well, I know what the first word means, but the equation eludes me.

The Edward said...

Well, I know what the equation means, but the first word eludes me.

Aravind Krishnaswamy said...

Ahhh! I didn't ask if you knew what it meant but what it actually meant, so please share!

The Edward said...

He started it. :) The second part, as described to me by Chintan, is the equation of rotation around the x-axis. So, if y is a constant, you end up with the volume of a cylinder, for example.

Aravind Krishnaswamy said...

Yes thats right except for the dx part. If it was dy, then it would make sense, but in its current form it makes no sense. If you are integrating with respect to y then it should ready dy, if it is with respect to x then where is the x?

Anonymous said...

y is a constant. So you end up with pi*y^2 = area of circle, *x = length of cylinder. pi*y^2*x+c. At least that was my take.

Taking them together, I have no idea. So maybe I am wrong...