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Re: [PrimeNumbers] "Nearly infinite"

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  • Jud McCranie
    ... In the extended reals and extended complex numbers, it makes sense to talk about something being close to infinity because there is a distance function.
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 31, 2003
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      At 08:28 AM 10/31/2003, xed wrote:
      >Yes, Roger Bagula is completely off the mark here. The problem arises when
      >he claims that his quantities get "nearly infinite." Kiddo, infinity is like
      >pregnancy -- there ain't no "almost." Either a product is infinite, or it
      >isn't. "Nearly infinite" is like "semi-pregnant": meaningless.

      In the extended reals and extended complex numbers, it makes sense to talk
      about something being close to infinity because there is a distance function.




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