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Re: adding any number to infinityWell, if we do away with aleph numbers and the like and just concentrate on this abstract concept ∞, then we have to think about what infinity is. This is perhaps not the most clearcut question in the world, but  really  we can think of infinity by playing a counting game. As we count the numbers: #3 20120828 12:26:45
Re: adding any number to infinityHi tina 123! Writing "pretty" math (two dimensional) is easier to read and grasp than LaTex (one dimensional). LaTex is like painting on many strips of paper and then stacking them to see what picture they make. #4 20120828 22:05:11
Re: adding any number to infinitynoelevans makes an interesting and  of course  entirely correct point which also touches on the idea of infinitesimals. Naturally, however, in the same way that it is not possible (assuming one number per second) to count even as far as 3 billion, it is not possible to count all the numbers in 2 seconds, not even theoretically (well not in this universe anyway), since the Planck time is a finite period of time and no observable change is thought to be able to take place on a timescale which is smaller than this. #5 20120903 13:13:50
Re: adding any number to infinityHi Au101! Writing "pretty" math (two dimensional) is easier to read and grasp than LaTex (one dimensional). LaTex is like painting on many strips of paper and then stacking them to see what picture they make. #7 20120904 04:18:04
Re: adding any number to infinityIf we can just do it ourselves (especially writing the count by hand) then we've found the "fountain of Writing "pretty" math (two dimensional) is easier to read and grasp than LaTex (one dimensional). LaTex is like painting on many strips of paper and then stacking them to see what picture they make. 