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 Laws and Orders Ivars Long Time Fellow Posts: 366 Threads: 26 Joined: Oct 2007 05/20/2008, 07:08 PM A pity GFR is away.. Speaking about "imagination" and what does imaginary powers and iterations mean, we can try the following analogy to get some idea what does I "count". We know that Cantor extended enumerability to infinite numbers, so why not try with imaginary? So let us assume we have I of something. Let as say we have a set with I elements, or size I. Now lets us ask ourselves a question: How many subsets does this set have? And let us answer ( or postulate) that as usual, the number of subsets is 2^I. The solution for fixed points to such idea I=2^I would require that pi/2= ln2 which I do not have anything against, since pi/2 = 90 degrees only in spaces where such angles are possible. There could be spaces with chaotic character, disconnected, where straight lines and trajectories does not exist at all, so pi also does not have a meaning. But angle does. This idea allows(?) to apply binomial coefficients to set with size I when looking for possible varieties of subsets. The question is, if the analoque of n is I, what is the analogue of k? Is it some fraction of I? For example, if we take I/2 and ask how many subsets with size I/2 can happen within set with size I, we have I!/((I/2)!(I-I/2)!) = I!/ (I/2)! *(I/2)! Now of course i have never in my life seen factorials of Imaginary Unit. If we look at Gamma function, we see that Gamma(I) = -0,15495, Gamma(I/2) = -0,39928, so that -0,39928*-0,39928=0,159424 -0,15495/0,159424 = -0,97193 hmm I would have loved it better if the number of subsets would have turned out to be -1. Perhaps gamma function is not the right one to generalize factorials to imaginary numbers. Or binomial coefficients are not, more likely. Or the subsets in set with size I does not follow binomial distribution, because set size I is not discrete, obviosly. Another try may be Poisson distribution as closest to binomial. Somehow understanding about what "imagination" is has to be reached above pure formal placement of symbols. Also, if we stick to integer values of n in I/n (for reasons unkonown) , we could require that all subset sizes together correspond to Cantors idea about size of transfinite cardinal sets: Sum (I/n) = 2^I That would be like Imaginary Harmonic series. I wonder if there has been any attempts to give value to them in some summation. Ivars « Next Oldest | Next Newest »

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