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Topic: V = 1/0 = oo
Replies: 1   Last Post: Aug 25, 1998 5:03 PM

 Tangent60 Posts: 145 Registered: 12/12/04
Re: V = 1/0 = oo
Posted: Aug 25, 1998 5:03 PM

<I may have just realized a "physical proof"
for that divide-by-zero enigma: 1/0 = oo.

The velocity of X is defined as the distance (d)
traveld divided by the time (t) the travel took:

v = d/t

If X travels a distance defined as "1" in a time
period equal to 0 (which would be instantaneous
travel), then the speed of X would be greater
than any finite speed, and so the velocity
of X must therefore be infinite. Ergo:

v = 1/0 = oo

The apparently instantaneous communication observed in
the infamous Aspect experiment (Aspect et al, Physical
Review Letters,1981) between two distant photons would
be a physical example/proof that 1/0 must = oo. No?

Even if nothing can travel at v = oo, I believe that the
analysis above serves as a "physical" demonstration of
the mathematical logic behind the 1/0 = oo "paradox.">

I read this kind of fast as my stupid brother was signing me off as I was
posting this message, but I think you are basically proving that lim x -> 0+
1/x = infinity.