Cool Math: Infinitesimals

I have a complicated relationship with infinity as used in mathematics, which is very possibly explained by a math deficiency on my part.  I enjoy following proofs but I find myself questioning the moves that bring about some of the more counter-intuitive results of mathematical infinities.  Still I keep coming back for more!

Here’s a fun one on a topic directly connected to infinities: infinitesimals (infinitely small numbers).  Queue up some Leibniz and Newton, limits, and hyper-reals!

Math puts me in strange realms of thought.  Sometimes I think the Church saved me from being a theosophist or something.

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