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by sin2beta
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD april fools - Unixkcd Interface (mega-merge)
Replies: 76
Views: 15369

Re: XKCD april fools

My favorite so far is "who" followed by "whoami".

I was hoping for a command like "thisisunix" followed by "I know this". XKCD has been void of Jurassic Park references lately...
by sin2beta
Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Best general purpose programming language (expanded)?
Replies: 79
Views: 20248

I chose LISP. As far as languages for scientific computing, it all comes down to what the research group is comfortable with as a whole. For this reason, FORTRAN, C and PERL seem to be the big ones. The thing that I dislike is that JAVA is starting to be used. A lot of work at the LHC is being done ...
by sin2beta
Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Infinity
Replies: 67
Views: 12736

Though I doubt they will answer your question, you might want to look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_projective_line and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_real_number_line Edit: and to answer your question think about inf*(1-1) and inf-inf You would want the first to be 0, and I would wan...
by sin2beta
Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Infinity
Replies: 67
Views: 12736

1 ----- * (x-1) * 1337 (x-1) 1 ----- * (x-1) * 42 (x-1) Now plug x = 1 into them. You get zero for that second term, and since 0*1337 is 0, and 0*42 is 0, they both simplify to the same thing. And they are both of the form infinity times zero. So they equal each othe...
by sin2beta
Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Infinity
Replies: 67
Views: 12736

1/infinity does not make sense. People just have to agree on its value. Most of the time it is 0. The limit as x approaches infinity of 1/x, is just analysis. It is just an approximation or it just describes the end behavior. People don't agree on its value, as it doesn't have a value. You can't di...
by sin2beta
Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Infinity
Replies: 67
Views: 12736

1/infinity makes as much sense to me as the limit of 1/x as x approaches infinity. At least without a definition of what we are dealing with. I think it is good to point out that infinity is an extremely useful symbol. However it is not an element of the set of real number (or natural or rational,,,...
by sin2beta
Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Infinity
Replies: 67
Views: 12736

One thing I have got to ask, as the answer I give will depend on what you are talking about, is are you talking about multiplication of objects or sets? 0*inf seems like you are talking about multiplication of objects. This does not yield the null set. Also, A*B = null set is kind of wierd too (I wi...
by sin2beta
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 696575

20/m/CO

I am an physics undergrad at Boulder. I do research in particle physics (CP violation). I read this forum/site while procrastinating or waiting on programs to run. So I should be posting a lot.

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