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The infinity symbol ∞ in several typefaces.

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I love math. More specifically, I love numbers and the way they seem to work. I think it’s been said that the universe is built on math. I never got far enough in university to get into crazy math concepts. I truly enjoy when really smart math people talk about it in a language I can understand. I saw this post over at io9.com today and liked it so much I wanted to share…

The Beginning of Infinity

In order to talk about infinity, we first have to find a way to define it mathematically. That isn’t an easy task – while the concept of infinity was known to the ancient Greeks, and it features prominently in the calculus of Isaac Newton and Gottfried Liebniz, infinity wouldn’t be rigorously defined until the late 1800s. Before that, it was just some vast, amorphous concept, more an artifact of certain mathematical operations than something worth understanding in its own right…

Read the rest of “A brief introduction to infinity” here.