# Zero and Infinity are imaginary or unimaginary quantities

Discussion in 'The Cesspool' started by doctormitrau, Oct 10, 2008.

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1. ### doctormitrauRegistered Member

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Can any one imagine about Zero, think the smallest size you can ever imagine but it is still small, you can’t imagine ZERO, similarly think about size (universe for instance) infinity, can you imagine – you can’t, should we not say these quantities UNIMAGINARY……

3. ### PeteIt's not rocket surgeryRegistered Senior Member

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Hi doctormitrau,
Zero is easy.

How many elephants are in your house?
How many square metres of your ceiling is painted hot pink?

5. ### tim840Registered Senior Member

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let's see...

7 and 19.3614

7. ### AlphaNumericFully ionizedRegistered Senior Member

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The mathematical terminology 'real' and 'imaginary' are not synonymous with the everyday use of the words.

And zero is easy. It's morphic to the identity of an abelian group. Durrrrhh!

8. ### doctormitrauRegistered Member

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How many elephants are in your house?

It's not so easy, you first try to image in your mind the size of smallest particle, then imagine smaller then the smallest........
you chase it you will never reach up to the size ZERO

9. ### PeteIt's not rocket surgeryRegistered Senior Member

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Of course not... but you don't have to chase it.

What you're doing is like trying to get somewhere by only going half the remaining distance with each step. Don't do that. Just go all the way.

10. ### AlphaNumericFully ionizedRegistered Senior Member

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What's the matter, can't you imagine the identity of an abelian group?

11. ### PeteIt's not rocket surgeryRegistered Senior Member

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Know how to visualize a 9-dimensional space?

Just visualize an n-dimensional space, and set n=9.

12. ### doctormitrauRegistered Member

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Come down to reality,
three dimentions are sufficient
to explain all happening in universe..........

13. ### Captain KremmenAll aboard, me Hearties!Valued Senior Member

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Observation. An OP that is answered in post 2 is never left just there is it?
OK Pete. How can we imagine infinity.