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## #376 2012-02-17 01:23:01

bobbym
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### Re: Limits!

How about playing with some numbers?

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## #377 2012-02-17 01:23:59

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### Re: Limits!

well i know that Gamma(1/2) is sqrt(pi) but i don't know how that would help.

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## #378 2012-02-17 01:25:51

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### Re: Limits!

Try good ole substitution.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #379 2012-02-17 01:28:38

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### Re: Limits!

substitution with what? Gamma(n+1)?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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## #380 2012-02-17 01:30:12

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### Re: Limits!

How about using one of the most advanced techniques ever discovered. Totally unknown to modern mathematicians.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #381 2012-02-17 01:31:29

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### Re: Limits!

and that is???

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #382 2012-02-17 01:38:01

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### Re: Limits!

Try plugging in some numbers!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #383 2012-02-17 01:50:38

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### Re: Limits!

it looks like it's going towards 1!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #384 2012-02-17 01:52:49

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### Re: Limits!

Yes! A fantastic answer. Brilliant in every sense of the word. I love it. It is the same answer I got so long ago!

Unfortunately it is wrong.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #385 2012-02-17 01:55:53

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### Re: Limits!

why is it wrong?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #386 2012-02-17 01:56:38

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### Re: Limits!

I bet you plugged in nothing but even numbers. Try an odd number...

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #387 2012-02-17 01:59:33

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### Re: Limits!

-1!!! so it's indeterminate???

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #388 2012-02-17 02:00:16

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### Re: Limits!

The limit does not exist because we do not know what the parity of infinity is.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #389 2012-02-17 02:01:14

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### Re: Limits!

that's what i meant.

but is there a way to prove it other than just trying out numbers?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #390 2012-02-17 02:07:35

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### Re: Limits!

Not one I know of.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #391 2012-02-17 02:13:38

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### Re: Limits!

well i think that if we prove that Gamma(1/2-n) has different signs when the parity of n changes,the non-existence is just a consequence.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #392 2012-02-17 02:20:14

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### Re: Limits!

That oscillates but...

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #393 2012-02-17 02:22:04

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### Re: Limits!

but what?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #394 2012-02-17 02:24:08

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### Re: Limits!

I thought there was another term involving the Gamma function that you left out.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #395 2012-02-17 02:25:09

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### Re: Limits!

well there is,but it is always positive.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #396 2012-02-17 02:26:10

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### Re: Limits!

You will need to prove that too.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #397 2012-02-17 02:29:41

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### Re: Limits!

yeah,you're right.but if we can prove that,than the limit won't exist.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #398 2012-02-17 02:31:14

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### Re: Limits!

There is one demonstration shown to me where the problem is reduced to

I do not remember how that was done.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #399 2012-02-17 02:33:38

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### Re: Limits!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #400 2012-02-17 02:37:22

bobbym
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### Re: Limits!

I did not like his proof anyway.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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