Let’s just end infinity and be done with it?
|August 16, 2013||Posted by News under Mathematics, News|
An article in the current New Scientist suggests,
Infinity’s end: Time to ditch the never-ending story?
Mathematics as we know it is riddled with infinities. The number line stretches to eternity and beyond, and is infinitely divisible: countless more numbers lurk between any two others. The number of digits in a constant like pi is limitless. Whether geometry, trigonometry or calculus, the mathematical manipulations we use to make sense of the world are built on the idea that some things never end.
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