A talk Applications of Mathematics – Excitements and Challenges delivered by Ambat Vijayakumar Department of Mathematics, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin – 682022. Please see the full text of the talk at this link.

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# Daily Archives: January 18, 2014

## The sum of all positive integers

What do you think you get if you add 1+2+3+4+5+… all the way on up to infinity? Probably a massively huge number, right? Nope. You get a small negative number: This is, by a wide margin, the most noodle-bending counterintuitive thing I have ever seen. Mathematician Leonard Euler actually proved this result in 1735, but […]

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