QUOTE (Sip @ Feb 29 2004, 09:51 PM)
Gevo, what are you trying to accomplish here? Are you going to argue next that 2+2=5 for very large values of 2?
If you think I am stupid, just look here
. It is spelled out for you nice and big. And what is this "explain to me without using limits"? Why not limits? What's so scary about the concept of a limit?
because the limit my friend is now an easy concept to grasp, no problem with it at all..
what am i trying to accomplish.. simple.. i want to know what is the reasoning behind stating 1/inf=0, which is meaningless.. same as with any mathematical computation that invlolves infinity.... its not comprehendable.. thus the main issue i had was the questioned posed..
" how close can you get to a number" you can get infinitly close.. true.. but how close is that., if we take the limit, its a simple differential problem, but disregard the limit...
No i wont argue 2+2=5, for large values of 2, thats dumb...
let me explain countable vs. uncountable infinity.. lol..
basically, countable infinity are the integral numbers... and uncountable all the numbers between integers...