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I have heard that today's mathematicians are discussing what zero really is. Are there any good resources on this on the net?
Where have you heard this?Originally posted by Thallium
I have heard that today's mathematicians are discussing what zero really is.
I guess this might help: http://members.aol.com/EgyptMaths/EgyptZero.htm and this http://reference.allrefer.com/encyclopedia/Z/zero.html, but I'm not really sure what you are trying to say about zero exactly.Originally posted by Thallium
Where I heard of it? A long time ago on a TV programme about science. There was a Denish professor in maths there. I believe this has to do with finding a different of calculation in maths.
I did not understand these symbols. What are these all about?Originally posted by quartodeciman
lim_{x->a}f(x)/g(x), where lim_{x->a}g(x)=0. They want to use as a general rule
lim_{x->a}f(x)/g(x) = lim_{x->a}f(x)/lim_{x->a}g(x)
, but it won't work. The problem lies in the theory of limits, not in the meaning of zero.
For me zero is the true balnced number and it represents the equilibrium point in my physics. You see zero has equal amount of positive and negative. On the other hand infinity is the point of extreme chaos.Originally posted by Thallium
I have heard that today's mathematicians are discussing what zero really is. Are there any good resources on this on the net?
Why is that?Originally posted by deda
On the other hand infinity is the point of extreme chaos.
These are about functions and limits. I try to express in general terms what some people puzzle over specifically. For example: what happens to 1/x as x goes to 0. Well, you get 1/.1. 1/.01, 1/.001 and so on and these are 10, 100 1000 and so on. In view of this, many conclude that 1/0 is infinite. Other cases get more complicated.Originally posted by quartodeciman
lim_{x->a}f(x)/g(x), where lim_{x->a}g(x)=0. They want to use as a general rule
lim_{x->a}f(x)/g(x) = lim_{x->a}f(x)/limx_{->a}g(x)
, but it won't work. The problem lies in the theory of limits, not in the meaning of zero.