Friday, April 29, 2005

Can You See Infinity

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The figure above shows a simple circle. Mathematically a circle us made up of infinite straight lines. So now can you see infinity?

Now what would happen if we started counting numbers on the circle instead of straight line. How many points do you think a semicircle has? A quarter of a circle?

I am thankful, I can see infinity, even if not in all the detail.

NOTE: This is ofcourse not true on the computer, we have a limited set of pixels.
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