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genki
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Proof that 1 equals 2

June 22nd, 2009, 4:29 pm

 
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Proof that 1 equals 2

June 22nd, 2009, 4:54 pm

Polite applause. Men at Work
 
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Proof that 1 equals 2

June 22nd, 2009, 7:12 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: genkiTry this.
 
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Proof that 1 equals 2

June 22nd, 2009, 8:49 pm

Interesting...Following this logic any number but zero will equal 1. However, with all due my respect....the statement is erronous - if you take out the imaginary number and find a proof...now this will be a real proof!
 
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Proof that 1 equals 2

June 23rd, 2009, 5:54 am

:-)So... which step is the bogus one ?Looks an interesting book, btw
 
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Proof that 1 equals 2

June 25th, 2009, 1:35 pm

Visual complex analysis?Does that have drop down menus that do all the hard thinking for you?I have to get a copy.QuoteOriginally posted by: genki:-)So... which step is the bogus one ?Looks an interesting book, btw
 
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Proof that 1 equals 2

June 26th, 2009, 8:18 am

the usual alws for exponents don't hold with complex numbers - it has to do with selecting an analytic branch for the complex logarithm... basically you are saying that two different branches of the complex log are the same... when they are not.
 
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Proof that 1 equals 2

June 28th, 2009, 12:33 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: genkiWe can similarly 'show' that e=1 without the use of log:e=e^1=e^{1}=e^{(2pi*i)/(2pi*i)}={e^(2pi*i)}^{1/(2pi*i)}=1^{1/(2pi*i)}=1.
 
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Proof that 1 equals 2

March 20th, 2010, 9:50 pm

NYT - Math Expert Wins Wealth, if Accepts
 
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Proof that 1 equals 2

March 21st, 2010, 9:00 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ExSanNYT - Math Expert Wins Wealth, if AcceptsWhat is wrong with Grigori Perelman? Is he lost in a sphere?
 
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Proof that 1 equals 2

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