First of all I want to say that when coming to math - I know absolutely nothing - so please forgive me if my question is not "scientifically" correct, if it is not "syntax-correct" - or even too trivial or "stupid".
Is there a scientific name for
0.infinity ? (ZERO point INFINITY)
And what would this value be ?
0.000000000000000....(infinity n) ..... 01
0.000000000000000....(infinity n) ..... 09
(I guess it is a kind of chicken-egg question)
0.9999999999....(infinity n) ..... 99
I guess I can already know that the answer is that 0.infinity is none of the above and it is simply 0.infinity .
But then, how can I pronounce the smallest possible fracture ? (numeric fracture)
This doubt was established when I was trying to write some DESIGN related algorithm for my PHD and during that - I wanted to define to myself what would be the SMALLEST possible theoretical fracture of any given "whole"..
would 1-(0.infinity) produce the smallest fracture ?
I know that "infinity" is a bit more "philosophical" than "mathematical" - but then again I always saw math as a kind of philosophy (maybe wrongly so..) I also know that a lot of operations with infinity will result in "undetermined" (which is another big philosophical term) - but still I would like to define this to myself.
I am sorry if this question is a bit confused - but any help on any of the above doubts would be greatly appreciated.
Please explain it like you would explain it to your 2-years-old-neighbor´s child - or in other words - in lame man´s words ..