Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Z is nothing (oh, I mean ZERO!)

Z for Zero is nothing, zilch, null, nix.... It must be easy to illustrate :


But if you want to drive it home - like this:


But isn't it more to zero than nothing? Of course there is - according to mathematicians one might almost say that it is everything! At, least the most important number of them all, and the most difficult of them all to grapple with. Try this: 1/0= ? - right; it is impossible! So it is not allowed in mathematics. Strange. Want to know more? Read the book below - it is written for people like you and me - and it is very well written - Highly recommended!

30 comments:

Mike said...

Great idea for Z Renee.

Deb said...

LOL! That's a great way of illustrating it, RuneE, especially the last pic of that book! :)

Peter M said...

Well that has put Z to bed quite well

mrsnesbitt said...

My brain hurts!
LOL!

Nessa said...

Very interesting. Nothing is everything.

Gordon said...

A very clever post.

Neva said...

hmmm...I obviously did not put on my thinking cap for "Z"...This is very good!

evlahos said...

that's good. very clever idea

dot said...

Aren't you the smart one! Great post for Z!

Ackworth Born said...

when I was studying pure mathematics I thought anything divided by zero was infinity but that again is an equally elusive figure.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Very creative. See you on the other side ;)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Poor little Z, such a neglected little letter but you gave it life here... teehee... wonderful!!
Rocky Mountain Retreat

bonnie said...

Wow, I love the first one. Clever

kml said...

What a good idea! Love the creativeness of the ABC participants!

Ida said...

I have heard og black holes, but not black squares.... ;)
This is the first one actually. A good one also!

Thank you for the recommendation. :)

RuneE said...

Ida: You are closer to a black hole with your comparison than you may imagine...

happyone said...

Great idea. I think I will give that book a try.

Oswegan said...

Yes, a picture of nothing is always a crowd pleaser.

Good idea.

DigitalShutterMania said...

Great idea for Z and thanks for sharing information about book too.

GAWO said...

Du har virkelig "dreisen" på ABC-postene dine. Begynner du med A i neste uke eller slår du til med Æ, Ø og Å??
Jeg begynner å gå tom for SWF-bilder, men du har sikkert fredagsbildet ditt klart. Jeg venter i spenning.
Ønsker deg en fin kveld. :-)

Max-e said...

Very 0riginal Runee. I will try and get a copy of the book = looks interesting

Kostas said...

AmaZZZZing idea... for still one marvellous post.

Sharon said...

**smile** Great idea. I liked the discussion!

RuneE said...

GAWO: ABC er gøy! Ny start neste omsdag- påmeldinf via mresnesbitt .

Har snar brukt opp SWF-bildene selv, så vurderer å bare bruke engelsk blogg til dem. Emnet er da også noe begrenset. Håper imidlertid på to stk denne gang ...;-)

AVCR8TEUR said...

That is so funny. I like your first photo. Lots of thought went into that.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

At one time, you would have been burnt at the stake for ideas like that

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Zero must be like the balance in my bank account, well I have just bought a new camera.

Suzi-k said...

will definitely look out for that book, we once read one that was a biogrphy of e=mc2, also written for the layman, and a fascinating insight into the theory of relativity....can't remember the author's name.

Kerri said...

Very interesting Z post!

Kate said...

Very clever for "Z"--do you know if ABC Wednesdays are going to continue? I'd like to participate this time.