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That depends. Done any university maths? :P (Or advanced high-school maths...)

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Stop it Schatten, you're turning me on!

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Busy Beaver is for noobs! Let's plot the Ackermann function!

Psh. Computable functions are so passé.

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But surely that just simplifies to infinity (assuming that m, n can be any non-negative integers, since you didn't specify). Boring!

 

(If you restrict the domains of m and n so that the result is finite, then it of course is computable.)

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But surely that just simplifies to infinity (assuming that m, n can be any non-negative integers, since you didn't specify). Boring!

 

(If you restrict the domains of m and n so that the result is finite, then it of course is computable.)

That's too easy! Haven't you ever heard of divergent summation?

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Huh, do I really have to explicitly rule out the trivial cases?

Actually, yes.

 

Pure mathematics: Pedantry at its most refined. ^_^

 

That's too easy! Haven't you ever heard of divergent summation?

Not really, no... I guess they don't teach that here in first year.

 

I went and looked it up and I don't see the point of applying such methods to the Ackermann function, but I guess it doesn't need a point. :P

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Not really, no... I guess they don't teach that here in first year.

I haven't been taught it either, but as far as I can tell, divergent summation really only has applications in quantum physics (renormalization) and obscure mathematics.

 

I went and looked it up and I don't see the point of applying such methods to the Ackermann function, but I guess it doesn't need a point. :P

Since when did this thread have a point?

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Since when did this thread have a point?

Well, it did. Before it got horribly horribly derailed. :P

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