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Topic: Please explain infinity to me!
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Brian Q. Hutchings

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Re: Please explain infinity to me!
Posted: Aug 28, 2014 9:47 PM
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so, that must be why we "evaluate them,
by hand or by machine, with a virtual infinity of summands

well .., done

> 1. Infinite sums are not possible.
> 2. The limit 1/9 is not the infinite sum even if Euler claimed it is.
> I don't accept definitions from my inferiors. That means you.

> > (ii) A clear definition of the definition of the sum of an
> > infinite series.
> A bullshit definition that makes no sense whatsoever.

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