Math Jail


A while back I watched some videos from minutephysics about some math and infinity the first one is about a proof that seems to be rather contradictory to other math stuff (and common sense) and the second is both a reaction on the commotion(math jail) over this and some more physics related explanation(go watch the videos their great). The truth about physicist (at least a lot of the ones I know) is that they use a lot of sloppy math which in my opinion is kind of a double edged sword, on the one hand it makes calculations and proofs a lot easier on the other hand in certain (rare) circumstances you can get some things which are completely different from the actual result, but well that’s why we have mathematicians and experiments.

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