tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-480555353132580100.post1977219067468439325..comments2017-02-14T10:06:36.231+00:00Comments on ErkDemon: Different Types of ZeroErkDemonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00430413494529535159noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-480555353132580100.post-8000111140664763682011-12-09T17:18:33.691+00:002011-12-09T17:18:33.691+00:00I struggled a while with multiple zeroes on the sa...I struggled a while with multiple zeroes on the same number line, but then realised that the real number line had infinitly more points than the integer line; so in computer terms, there is a diference between integer zero and floating point zero. This does seem very reasonable. We should not be comparing the two. Keep up the good work.OldSchool Sheernesshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01864262043726324335noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-480555353132580100.post-77004095961349193702010-10-15T23:19:01.936+01:002010-10-15T23:19:01.936+01:00I actually had the exact same idea a few years ago...I actually had the exact same idea a few years ago, and decided to see if I could write a C++ class that would allow arbitrary math while preserving information that would normally be lost as soon as a zero-division occurs. Everything was going great, I had written the four basic operators (+,-,*,/) and the power operator for positive integers, and I had even written an iterative Mandelbrot-like function I was using to explore this new type of mathematics. This was when I hit a brick wall: what is the square root of infinity? Really that's just a specific case of the more general question of how to take the logarithm and exponentiate infinity to calculate powers, roots, trig functions, etc. So far I haven't been able to come up with a solution and honestly I gave up on it a long time ago. I realized that this system is akin to single-variable polynomials, which also have no definitions for those functions.<br /><br />Anyway if you are so inclined to pursue this further I'd be happy to send you the source code of what I've completed so far.<br /><br /> --Doctor Zero<br /> brainsquish@yahoo.comAnonymousnoreply@blogger.com