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How can a QUANTIZED Universe allow for IRRATIONAL numbers???

Think about it!!
(and post your thoughts in comments)

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  1. great to know that muggu ka kaat diya by 'publishing' it first!!!

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  2. Irrational numbers are just theoretical constructions. Physical measurements cannot be irrational. Any measurement can be done till the resolution of plank units only. So you can never get irrational measurements. So a quantized universe (quantization being in terms of plank units) cannot allow irrational numbers.

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  3. @sarkar : agreed
    but then what about e n pi .... they are very basic to our mathematics ... is it to say that our mathematics is based on mere theoretical hypothesis

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  4. well the length of any stick cannot be pi or e. physics deals with physical realities/measurements. irrational numbers do no exists in physical reality simply because no device can measure an irrational number. that is because such a measurement requires an infinite resolution of unit. and that is not possible in a quantized universe where there is a lower limit in resolution i.e. the plank units.

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  5. the pure & the genuineApril 09, 2009 4:09 AM

    in simple terms because irrational no. or ratinal no. are real things in an abstract mathematical structure with closure property(of course this is so because it's constructed this way)

    Our real words doesn't allow even the rationals because our faculty of observation is bound by uncertainty principle.

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  6. I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
    And you et an account on Twitter?

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  7. @anon

    as long as u credit and link back ... u can use it ...

    and i am on twitter ... twitter.com/ritwik_mango

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  8. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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  9. thank youssss @anon

    and the 2 anons aren't the same ... are they??

    please use your names .. easier to follow people :)

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