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Originally posted by Smellyferret View Posthere is another one that seems 'wrong'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine27835311
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More gubbins like this!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine29688355
Damn those he????????????he words!
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Originally posted by Spaceboy View PostWhen I was growing up, I used to love maths. I used to love finding patterns in things, seeing how seemingly unrelated aspects of maths are in fact 2 sides of the same coin or naturally come out of a deeper underlying function etc.
I like watching maths videos about people playing with numbers, and patterns, and just "mucking about" with math.
This probably makes me a little bit weird
However, the point of this post, is I CANNOT get my head around this.
Proof : 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + ..... = 1/12
Here's a short version
I didn't get that, there's a part at 3 minutes in where he's adding the 2 S2's that makes me think there's a trick or something I don't understand.
Here's a longer version about the same thing
It's just frying my brain
I'm usually a fan of the Numberphile crew, who do a great job making mathematics exciting and accessible, but this video disappointed me. There is a meaningful way to associate the number 1/12 to the series 1+2+3+4…, but in my opinion, it is misleading to call it the sum of the series.
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