New Futurama - NON-CONVERGENCE! Yay, they communicated a point via a mathematical sum.

  • NerdLifter

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    Jun 16, 2011 6:43 PM GMT
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    Jun 16, 2011 7:06 PM GMT
    Fuck the math. Bender got bent. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 17, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    Yeah, but the harmonic series diverges reeeeeally slowly. After a billion terms the partial sum is, like, 20.

    Still, worth a yay!
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    Jun 17, 2011 12:50 AM GMT
    Comedy Central doesn't like Canadian people.
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    Jun 17, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    zotamorf62 saidYeah, but the harmonic series diverges reeeeeally slowly. After a billion terms the partial sum is, like, 20.

    Still, worth a yay!

    Yep, true. I calculated out the sum earlier, and if I remember correctly it boils out to smaller and smaller fractions but stays divergent nonetheless.
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    Jun 17, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    this is hilarious and you guys are excited about a math equation.

    i like math... but wtf?




    also, please explain this mathematical sum
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    Jun 17, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    He said 11 generations, for a total of 2046. That'd be 2^11=2048.
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    Jun 17, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    I love Professor

    He makes me laugh hard.
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    Jun 17, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidComedy Central doesn't like Canadian people.

    So true!!!
  • jb63piedmont

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    Jun 17, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    "Don't wait on me."

    I can so relate to Fry.
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    Jun 17, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    Quaccio saidHe said 11 generations, for a total of 2046. That'd be 2^11=2048.


    ... unless the first generation was Bender himself, in which case it would be 2047. So the Professor could be correct in stating that there were 2046 more benders than the original. Which I assume he wouldn't count in that tally. (IMHO)
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    Jun 17, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    n-1! N-1!!@!@!

    is that right?

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    Jun 17, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    I wish I was Asian enough to gasp too.
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    Jun 17, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidComedy Central doesn't like Canadian people.


    the world is pretty much indifferent to canada. its like having a creepy neighbor who you make fun of and then when someone asks you 'do you really not like him' yer like nah whatever hes just a goon i dont even know his name.
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:09 AM GMT
    another reason why I love Futurama
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    Jul 10, 2011 7:26 AM GMT
    He said 11 generations, for a total of 2046. That'd be 2^11=2048.

    Well, no, 2 taken to the 11th would be the number of Benders created in THAT 11th COPY, but not the sum of the sequence up to that point.

    also, please explain this mathematical sum

    See attached pic.

    m48227

    I f*cking love Futurama. I use it whenever possible while teaching Calculus or Physics. Or in conversations on Religion. See Episode: Godfellas.


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    Jul 10, 2011 9:12 AM GMT
    I'm glad they brought the show back...now if only they will bring back my other favorite cartoon , Invader Zim!
  • UVaRob9

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    Jul 10, 2011 10:47 PM GMT
    I loved that! I immediately cancelled the 2^ns and thought "well, 1/(n-1) is similar to 1/n, which is known to converge". It was much easier to follow than the k-cycle proof in "Prisoner of Benda", only because calculus was more deeply ingrained in me than Abstract Algebra.
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    Jul 10, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    Askle said
    m48227

    I f*cking love Futurama. I use it whenever possible while teaching Calculus or Physics. Or in conversations on Religion. See Episode: Godfellas


    This makes me so incredibly happy icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif