
Re: 0 The Empty Number; its purpose is to set bases
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Sep 22, 2017 8:21 AM


on 9/22/2017, Conway supposed : > On Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 9:48:42 PM UTC5, Dan Christensen wrote: >> On Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:01:10 PM UTC4, Conway wrote: >>> On Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:03:00 PM UTC5, FromTheRafters wrote: >>>> Conway brought next idea : >>>>>> >>>>>> Place is important. >>>>> >>>>> I agree...."Place" is important....Place is a matter of space....zero is >>>>> place...zero is space... >>>> >>>> Important for representations only, not for the number in mind. >>>> Mathematics is filled with abstractions, a 'number' can be expressed in >>>> many ways. You seem to want to imbue numbers with two attributes each >>>> and "do math" with them while avoiding a perceived problem with zero as >>>> it stands. >>>> >>>> To me, zero is not a problem and limits are just another representation >>>> of a number, not only a representation of (a method for) an >>>> approximation of a number. >>>> >>>> If it ain't broke, don't fix it. >>> >>> Mmmh....I suppose I can agree with you here....actually I have talked to >>> many Phd's in this matter.....they have said about as much.....I however do >>> believe that it's broke.... >> >> >> Yes, all those cars exploding, planes crashing and boats sinking because >> scientists and engineers simply don't understand that "0(as space) = 1 (as >> space)." >> >> >> Dan >> >> Download my DC Proof 2.0 software at http://www.dcproof.com >> Visit my Math Blog at http://www.dcproof.wordpress.com > > Dan... > > There was a time we thought the world was flat....boats did not sink....cars > did not explode(horse carriages)...lol.....but the knowledge still proved > useful....case in point if division by zero is allowed the following > "semantical" mathematical sentence make sense.... > > > I have 1 dollar...I divide it by 0 dollars...I still have one dollar......not > an undefined....among other benefits....
Money for nothing, and chicks for free. Your mathematics is in dire straights my friend. :)

