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The new number nullity. A great discovery?

  1. Dec 12, 2006 #1
    The "new" number nullity. A great discovery?

    Hey guys, I just ran across this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire/conte..._feature.shtml [Broken]

    It's being hailed as a great discovery in some circles but I fail to see the newness of the concept of a number or symbol representing nothing (we've had that ever since I've been into higher math).

    On the other hand I also fail to se the use of equating 0^0 with 0/0. Seems like circular reasoning to me and not solving anything. What do you guys think?
     
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  3. Dec 12, 2006 #2

    Hurkyl

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  4. Dec 12, 2006 #3
    shrap's link isn't working.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2006 #4

    Gib Z

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    Wow..sorri i just read it now..what complete and utter idiocy..
     
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