Infinity Minus Infinity Equals Pi: This Video Proves It




It sounds impossible. But it turns out that infinity minus infinity doesn’t necessarily equal zero. It can equal Pi, or 3.14159265359. Or so demonstrates the “Mathologer” in the video featured above.

In real life the Mathologer goes by the name of Burkard Polster, and he’s a math professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. You can check out more of his videos on YouTube here.

If you would like to get Open Culture post’s via email, please sign up for our free email newsletter here.

And if you would like to support the mission of Open Culture, consider making a donation to our site. It’s hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere. You can contribute through PayPal, Patreon, Venmo (@openculture) and Crypto. Thanks for your support!

Related Content:

Free Online Math Courses 

Free Math Textbooks

Citizen Maths: A Free Online Course That Teaches Adults the Math They Missed in High School

The Math in Good Will Hunting is Easy: How Do You Like Them Apples?

 

 

 


by | Permalink | Comments (2) |

Support Open Culture

We’re hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. To support Open Culture’s educational mission, please consider making a donation. We accept PayPal, Venmo (@openculture), Patreon and Crypto! Please find all options here. We thank you!

Comments (2)
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Quantcast
Open Culture was founded by Dan Colman.