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Infinity symbol inside of an absolute value Tattoo

  1. Jun 30, 2010 #1
    I've been thinking about getting a tattoo. I was considering getting the infinity symbol inside of an absolute value. Or the absolute value of infinity. Whichever you prefer.

    How mathematically correct is that? The absolute value of infinity simplified is infinity is it not? Will I completely embarrass myself if I get it. I would be the only who gets it but if I were to show my math professor would he laugh?
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2010 #2

    DaveC426913

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    What does the absolute value of infinity mean to you that you would wish to have it emblazoned upon you?
     
  4. Jul 1, 2010 #3
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    Always continue. Or continuance is absolute. Something along those lines.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2010 #4

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    But it's redundant. [itex]\infty[/itex] is already positive, so |[itex]\infty[/itex]| is the same thing as [itex]\infty[/itex]. If you're going to mark your skin with something fairly permanent, might as well do so with something that has some meaning.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2010 #5
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    [PLAIN]http://news.bmezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/eulers-identity.jpg [Broken]
     
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  7. Jul 1, 2010 #6

    Char. Limit

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    This conversation makes me want to get a tattoo of the Gamma function...
     
  8. Jul 1, 2010 #7

    DaveC426913

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    Somehwere here on PF is a guy who wanted a tattoo showing the alignment of the planets on the day of his birth. I whipped up a graphic for him showing it.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2010 #8
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    Um. Hrm. D'you suppose that was supposed to be for future reference in case of an astrological-reading emergency and that information wasn't written down elsewhere? :biggrin:
     
  10. Jul 1, 2010 #9

    cronxeh

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    You should get a tattoo of Picard facepalm moment. Absolute value of infinity! weaksauce
     
  11. Jul 1, 2010 #10

    mgb_phys

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    Or the pulsar map from the voyager plaque - in case you ever got REALLY lost
     
  12. Jul 1, 2010 #11

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  13. Jul 1, 2010 #12
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    Get a bumper sticker instead. That way, if the absolute value of infinity ever changes, you'll be golden.
     
  14. Jul 1, 2010 #13
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    He could get |-[itex]\infty[/itex]|. It's the same thing and it isn't redundant.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2010 #14
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    perpendicularmotion.png

    I'm going to get a tattoo of this concept!
     
  16. Jul 1, 2010 #15
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    You could get a tattoo of your favourite "proof without words"
     
  17. Jul 1, 2010 #16
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    PF has a strict policy against cars that go backwards.
     
  18. Jul 1, 2010 #17

    cronxeh

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    Couple of suggestions

    http://www.cynical-c.com/archives/bloggraphics/thorium.jpg [Broken]
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_bgWiJzU03_U/SqZoUpF_gJI/AAAAAAAAAR0/RiyCmRdVLcE/s400/serotonin.jpg [Broken]
    http://www.disgruntled-dutch.com/media/2006/11/takeittux.jpg [Broken]
    Or just an entire periodic table, caffeine molecule or carbon inside theme, BSD daemon tattoo, or some corny line like 'all your base are belong to us' or 'when an irresistable force meets an immovable object', some math formulas, words spelled with chemical names, etc

    oh oh.. rock paper scissors lizard spock http://aishahrox.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/rock_paper_scissors_lizard_spock.jpg
     
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  19. Jul 1, 2010 #18

    ~christina~

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    The real question is whether or not it will still look appealing when you are 80.:uhh:
     
  20. Jul 1, 2010 #19
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    Some of these guys are still stayin sexy: http://bgink.com/en/?p=84
    :tongue2:
     
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  21. Jul 1, 2010 #20
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    I like the discussions people have about getting a tattoo. It's basically "I want to have this image branded on me for the rest of my life".... "Well, maybe not that image exactly, but I do want to deface my skin with something."
     
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