# What is Infinite: Definition and 1000 Discussions

Infinite (stylised as infinite) is the twentieth studio album by English rock band Deep Purple, released on 7 April 2017.

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1. ### I Question on an infinite summation series

Is the infinite series ##\sum_{n=1,3,5,...}^\infty \frac {1} {n^6}## somewhat related to the Riemann zeta function?The attached image suggest the value to be inverse of the co-efficient of the series.Is there any integral representation of the series from where the series can be evaluated?
2. ### Find the distance a particle travels

My answer is d = (e+3)/e x(t) = ∫01 3t2 dt (0 ≤ t ≤1) = t3 |01 = 13 - 03 = 1m x(t) = ∫1∞ 3e-t dt (t > 1) = -3e-t |1∞ = lim(t->∞)[-3e-t] - [-3e-1] = 0 + 3e-1 = 3/e m Therefore total distance = 1m + 3/e m = (e+3)/e m However, the textbook answer gives...
3. ### Probability of finding a particle in the right half of a rectangular potential well

Hi guys it's me again. I need help with this exercise which reads: a particle of mass m, placed in an infinite rectangular one-dimensional potential well that confines it in the segment between ##x = -\frac{a}{2} and x=\frac{a}{2}##, is at instant ##t=0## in the state: ##|\psi \rangle =...
4. ### Finding the direction of infinite limits

Since ##\left|3x+2\right|=0\rightarrow\ x=-\frac{2}{3}##, we know the vertical asymptote is at ##x=-\frac{2}{3}##. Looking at the limit at that point, and also looking at the left- and right-sided limit, I cannot simplify it any further...

7. ### B Proof that pattern recognition is unending?

So I've thought of an admittedly crude proof that the process of pattern recognition i.e. finding patterns, be they linguistic, mathematical, artistic, whatever, is a process that can never end. It goes like this: Imagine we find all patterns, and I mean ALL of them, and we list them on a...
8. ### I Optics: infinite light source illusion question - can you help?

Hi. I’m trying to solve an optics problem and really struggling. The problem is best described as follows… Imagine you have a section of a wall that you want to look like a window on a spaceship. So you want to look at this “window” and see through it some “stars” (i.e. pinpoints of light) that...
9. ### Method of Images, combination of an infinite plane and a hemisphere

Problem: I have done part a) in spherical polar coordinates. For part b) I thought it would be just: $$\sigma = -\epsilon_0 \frac{\partial V}{\partial r}$$ But I got confused by "You may want to use different coordinate systems .." So I assume partial derivative w.r.t to r is the spherical...
10. ### I Infinite product representation of Bessel's function of the 2nd kind

An infinite product representation of Bessel's function of the first kind is: $$J_\alpha(z) =\frac{(z/2)^\alpha}{\Gamma(\alpha+1)}\prod_{n=1}^\infty(1-\frac{z^2}{j_{n,\alpha}^2})$$ Here, the ##j_{n,\alpha}## are the various roots of the Bessel functions of the first kind. I found this...

33. ### I Thinking about equality of infinite sets

I am reading an abstract algebra textbook and enjoying it. I am working through preliminaries some more to refine my knowledge on proofs with sets before really digging in. I understand that if $$X \subseteq Y$$ and $$Y \subseteq X$$ Then $$X = Y$$ This makes sense to me. However, the...
34. ### I Exploring the Possibility of Infinite Energy with Magnets

This is not homework, just a question of curiosity. Something that came to my mind last night. Say I have a magnet and a piece of iron. Say I use it to do weight training exercise. I stick the magnet on the wall and stick the iron on the magnet. Say it takes 100lbs of force to pull the piece of...
35. ### I Question re flat infinite universe with a preferred direction

The implication seems to be that from the beginning of the post expansion era, there was everywhere an average velocity of a large volume of matter which was (very near) zero everywhere with respect to a common fixed coordinate system (with a spacially uniform time expansion of distances)...
36. ### Quantum mechanics - infinite square well problem

I have solved c), but don’t know how to solve the integral in d. It looks like an integral to get c_n (photo below), but I still can’t figure out what to make of c) in the integral of d). I also thought maybe you can rewrite c) into an initial wave function (photo below) with A,x,a but don’t...
37. ### I Would infinite entropy break all symmetries?

If the Universe could somehow reach a state of infinite entropy (or at least a state of extremely high entropy), would all fundamental symmetries of the physical laws (gauge symmetries, Lorentz symmetry, CPT symmetry, symmetries linked to conservation principles...etc) fail to hold or be...

39. ### A POVMs for Infinite Dimensional Hilbert Spaces

After reading up on some of the discussion in the Quantum Interpretations forums, I became interested in learning more about POVMs. However, most of the examples are from the finite dimensional setting. If I wanted to model a POVM that approximately measures position and momentum...
40. ### Quantum Tunneling to an infinite wall

I have the equations for all three regions but usually for region 3, which is Ce^ikx+De-ikx, the C term would be zero since there is no reflection, but with the infinite wall would it reflect? Would the whole wavefunction go to zero like when working with the infinite square wall? I'm stuck on...
41. ### Sphere and electric field of infinite plate

The solution says that the tension in the string in the negative x direction is balanced by the force of the plate on the ball (red). Why is the repulsive force of the ball on the plate (in blue) not included in this calculation?
42. ### Find the electric field everywhere resulting from two infinite planes

What I don't understand is how come the electric field of the negative plane isn't pointing towards the positive plane (in blue) and cancelling out the electric field of the positive plane (in red). See image
43. ### Why does a free particle in an infinite well have uncertainty bigger than h/2 ?

So I think I use the right approach and I get uncertainty like this: And it's interval irrelevant(ofc), So what kind of wave function gives us \h_bar / 2 ? I guess a normal curve? if so, why is normal curve could be? if not then what's kind of wave function can reach the lower bound
44. ### The infinite limits of the probability transition matrix for Markov chain

Consider a Markov chain with state space {1, 2, 3, 4} and transition matrix P given below: Now, I have already figured out the solutions for parts a,b and c. However, I don't know how to go about solving part d? I mean the question says we can't use higher powers of matrices to justify our...

49. ### I Is anything in the physical world infinite?

Is anything in the physical universe unlimited or infinite or does Infinity only exist to make some math work? Is Infinity a real thing outside of math?
50. ### Boundary Conditions for an infinite rectangular pipe

Does setting up the problem symmetrically on this axis and the boundary conditions applied make sense? I don't believe I will have a problem solving for the potential inside, but i just want to make sure I have my B.C and axis correct before proceeding. EDIT: Or should this be a 2-D lapace...