Friday, March 27, 2009

Number Theory On Planet Karen

The difference between zero and one is larger than any other? Yep, it kinda is!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a Fibonacci sequence on the board behind her. They tell me (well, taught me once) that it was the only great western mathematical advance of the middle ages. Fun and useful, too.

Anyway, without zero being precisely one minus one, it doesn't work. So it maybe isn't the best example to use as a backdrop. Now, for extremely high values of arithmetic (the square root of negative one, for example, or some other theorems I don't use to keep track of the breeding stock) it may play perfectly well.