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Thread: ENOUGH! (was: "Re: [OT]: Brain Burp Rounding??")
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so in a nutshell
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1/(1-0.9)=infinity

1/infinity=0

therefore
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1-0.9 = 0 ?

it's certainly not intuitive but i think it is true.  also seems pretty academic for practical purposes.

it would be interesting to look at this thread (well the rounding thread) from a point of view of how many siginificant digits do i need so that i'm not significantly biasing my calculations ie: my robot won't be off course more than a 1" after traveling 20' using my optical encoder or accelerometer or whatever.

is anybody still reading this thread?  :)

-pete

On Mon, 4 Jun 2001, Jeff DeMaagd wrote:

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