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You are not logged in. #551 20120705 04:10:32
Re: Limits!How about a(0)=2, a(1)=36, a(2)=35? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #552 20120705 05:51:37
Re: Limits!The fifth one is 0 again. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #553 20120705 20:24:53
Re: Limits!That is not good! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #554 20120705 20:37:08
Re: Limits!Of course! I need to find a way of knowing when a sequence getsthe 0 at a point. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #555 20120705 21:33:28
Re: Limits!Uhhhh, why not just run the recurrence? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #556 20120705 21:52:41
Re: Limits!Because the zero may be in the googolth place. Maybe it is in the bajilionth place. Maybe it's in the googolplexth place. Or in Graham's numberth place. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #557 20120705 23:00:32
Re: Limits!Hmmm. There is no way to tell where that zero or any other number will be. Maybe just in special cases. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 