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Old 10-30-2006, 09:17 AM   #26
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for all intents and purposes it is 0, atleast that's what we call it in my major. f the math people.
Yah, that's what Calculus 2 for Engineers taught me. May be different in the other Calculus 2s.
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:21 AM   #27
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for all intents and purposes it is 0, atleast that's what we call it in my major. f the math people.
no math people would mean no engineering people
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:37 AM   #28
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1/infinity = 0 /thread
How the fvck do you divide by thread?
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:48 AM   #29
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How the fvck do you divide by thread?
Oh gosh... someone get the stitches... my side just split open.

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Old 10-30-2006, 10:27 AM   #30
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How the fvck do you divide by thread?
Oh gosh... someone get the stitches... my side just split open.

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Old 10-30-2006, 10:30 AM   #31
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The answer is yes. For all practical purposes, it is equal to zero.
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:57 AM   #32
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One over infinity doesn't make any sense, mathematically.
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Old 10-30-2006, 12:05 PM   #33
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One over infinity doesn't make any sense, mathematically.

One over infinity only makes sense if
by one you actually meant Seven, and didnt finish the top correctly. 1 -> 7
and by over, you mean "on top of"
and by infinity, you mean "me", then in this context your statement might make sense.
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Old 10-30-2006, 12:21 PM   #34
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The limit of 1/x as x approaches infinity is 0.
It never reaches zero, the bound is zero.
Its practically zero. make it .00000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 there will be no real world difference.

This is what sets apart engineers from scientists...
.9999999repeating + 1/infinity = 1 right?

If you say that .99999repeating is 1, then how can you say that 1/infinity approaches 0 instead of saying that it IS 0?
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:32 PM   #35
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If you say that .99999repeating is 1, then how can you say that 1/infinity approaches 0 instead of saying that it IS 0?
I think someone else answered that question in discussing limits--so I'll not repeat it.
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:41 PM   #36
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1/infinity is undefined. What you are thinking of is the limit Lim 1/x as x->infinity which is zero. NOT the same thing.

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