Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Ryan Semerad - Understanding Nothing

249

Published on

Ryan presents on understanding zero, and its origins.

Ryan presents on understanding zero, and its origins.

Published in: Technology, Spiritual
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
249
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Ryan SemeradUnderstanding Nothing
  • 2. This Page Intentionally Left Blank
  • 3. Do you understand nothing?
  • 4. The History of Nothing (Zero)
  • 5. Babylonians• First civilization to use zero• Used zero only as a placeholder, never on its own
  • 6. Mayans• First civilization to actively use zero in equations• Used zero to create Long Count and yearly calendars
  • 7. Indians• First civilization to describe the basic mathematical properties of zero• Described addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with, by, to, and from zero
  • 8. Math with Zero!• 2+0=2• 5–0=5• 4x0=0• 3/0 = ?Which one of these is not like the others?
  • 9. The Powers of Zero!5² = 5 x 5 = 255³ = 5 x 5 x 5 = 125BUT! Why does: 5: = 1?5: = 5 ….???!!
  • 10. The Powers of Zero (Cont’d)5² = 5 x 5 = 255³ = 5 x 5 x 5 = 125What about 5³ x 5²?5³ x 5² = (5 x 5 x 5) x (5 x 5) = 125 x 25 = 3125 there are five 5’s! So: 5³ x 5< = 5⁵ OR!5³ x 5< = 5=⁺< = 5⁵
  • 11. The Powers of Zero (Cont’d – last slide on this I swear!)What about 5³/5<? Well …5³ = 5 x 5 x 55² = 5 x 5 DIVIDING THEM CANCELS TWO 5’sLeaving you with: 5 or 5¹. So 5³/5< = 5=⁻< = 5;Returning to our 5: issue: We know 5=/5³ = 5: 5³ = 5 x 5 x 55³ = 5 x 5 x 5 125/125 = 1
  • 12. Division by Zero!
  • 13. Original Solutions• Solution 1: X/0 = X• Solution 2: X/0 = Undefined (doesn’t work)• Solution 3: X/0 = InfinityCorrect Answer? Let’s look at each closer.
  • 14. Solution 1: X/0 = X
  • 15. Solution 1: X/0 = X (Cont’d) May I have zero slices please?
  • 16. Solution 2: X/0 = Undefined (Doesn’t work)• The standard accepted solution in school and on calculators
  • 17. Solution 2: X/0 = Undefined (Cont’d)A≠B 2≠3Ax0=0 2x0=0Bx0=0 3x0=0 2x0=3x0Ax0=Bx0 OR 2x0=3x0Ax0=Bx0 0 0 0 0 2=3A=B
  • 18. Solution 3: X/0 = Infinity• Proposed by the Indian mathematician Bháskara• Initially rejected by the mathematical community because of flaws in the proof• Bháskara made an edit that would become the basis for quantum mechanics
  • 19. Solution 4: 0/0 = Infinity• This solution works!Let’s say 0/0 = 746.345689 So if we multiply each side by 00 x 0/0 = 746.345689 x 00=0 Works no matter what number we0/0 = -45078932 set 0/0 equal to!0 x 0/0 = -45078932 x 00=0 Therefore 0/0 = ∞
  • 20. Applications of Solution 4 Quantum Mechanics! Before you look for an electron, it isn’t in any one place – it exists only as a potential. So, it, theoretically, is in an infinite number of locations at any time.
  • 21. Human ApplicationBefore you start anything, your speed –how fast you are moving towards yourgoal – is infinite.
  • 22. Thank You!Ryan Semerad

×