Dear Daily Mail editors, a mathmo is yanking your chain

The photo accompanying an article claiming "Maths 'too hard for students and dons': Universities drop subject from science courses" is of a blackboard with maths that makes no sense.

I see:

  1. a nonsense vector equation
  2. a pointless series adjoined without explanation to a meaningless delta equivalence (assuming the series is of t, y is +/1)
  3. an equation with a missing right bracket
  4. a bastardisation of Boyle's Law
  5. the function product differentiation identity
  6. some trivial differentiation identities

Whoever is the mathmo who wrote that up for you, he holds journalists in complete contempt. I'm with him.

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