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A formula made of derivatives that can turn a mathematician into a terrorist—because an innumerate person might mistake the numerical symbols and letters of the equation for some Arabic code for a terrorist attack.
An Italian professor had his flight delayed by two hours because of a differential equation he’s working on—the female passenger next to him mistook him for a terrorist and reported her irrational fears to the crew.
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by MathPlus October 07, 2018
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A course commonly taken in college by math, engineering and various other majors. It is a field of mathematics created for the sole reason of torturing anyone who thought calculus was easy. In many cases attending lectures in this class will cause mild to severe brain trauma depending on the competency of the lecturer and the student.
Joe: "So are you taking any math this semester?"

Laura: "Yeah, I'm in differential equations."

Joe: "Yeah...Mike took that last semester."

Mike: "Uggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrgggghhhhhhhhhh."

Joe: "Aww how nice, I think he was wishing you good luck."
by 'ice' November 10, 2009
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1. An equation with one or more variables relating with their respective derivative(s) at different magnitudes.
2. Differential Equations is a college course used for Math, Physics, Engineering, etc. majors
Dara, I know I will bomb my Differential Equations exam tomorrow without your help!
by DaraDDS January 16, 2009
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