Messages in this thread | | | From | "Andrew G. Morgan" <> | Subject | Re: 2.0.30 - its all a numbers game, I tell ya! | Date | Tue, 11 Mar 1997 09:12:22 -0800 (PST) |
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[To nod in the vague direction of placing this back on topic, people are working hard to make things stable enough for 2.0.30. Be patient! :]
And to correct a false argument, (after all truth is the common thread in content of this list...)
Someone mistakenly wrote: > N/N = 1 For all N > Therefore: > 0/0 = 1
Nope:
(for all N) N^2/N = N
Therefore 0^2/0 = 0
> Proof: (actually a conjecture) > Numbers from -N to +N are LINER, there is no discontinuity through zero.
The last time I checked, 0^2 == 0, so this represents disproof by example.
Linearity is always with respect to something else. In the case of the proposed conjecture the assumption was that the numerator and denominator are linearly related. In some cases this may be true. In this case, however, the relationship between the numerator and denominator is not defined. Consequently, the answer is UNDEFINED.
Sorry not to chip in earlier, but I was busy training rocket scientists.. ;)
Cheers
Andrew -- Linux-PAM, libpwdb, Orange-Linux and Linux-GSS http://parc.power.net/morgan/index.html [ For those that prefer FTP --- ftp://ftp.lalug.org/morgan ]
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