[ExI] How Infinite Series Reveal the Unity of Mathematics

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 16:42:39 UTC 2022

On Mon, 24 Jan 2022 at 16:04, spike jones via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> BillK, this is a most insightful comment:
>         Infinite series — the sum of infinitely many numbers, variables or functions that follow a certain rule — are bit players in the great drama of calculus. While derivatives and integrals rightly steal the show, infinite series modestly stand off to the side. When they do make an appearance it’s near the end of the course, as everyone’s dragging themselves across the finish line... Steven Strogate
> Oh how true is this.  A grueling year of calculus is coming to a close and by the time they really get to this, we are tired.  We saw that it is wicked cool and astonishing, but were just tired by then, so much like seeing the most stunning scenery of the whole trip on the way home.
> spike
> _______________________________________________

Yes, I thought your son might like this article, to see how it all
fits together.


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