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#1 2009-08-18 13:49:39

MathsIsFun
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Intervals

Another page for your perusal and comment: Intervals


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#2 2009-08-18 15:50:03

bobbym
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Re: Intervals

Hi MathsisFun;

Explains it nicely. I can not improve on it.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2009-08-19 00:06:29

mathsyperson
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Re: Intervals

Yep, another nice page.
It might be worth mentioning that an "outward facing" square bracket is sometimes used instead of a round one for open intervals.

eg. (0,1) = ]0,1[

() is my preferred notation though.


Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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