The Divergent Integral SpeaksApril 3, 2009
You may try to contain me
Alas, my friend, it cannot be done
In the quest to define me as a numerical limit,
no mathematician has ever won
I have swept past every real integer, positive and negative alike
If you were to try and trace my path, you’d be on an infinitely long hike
I’ve even sailed by rationals and irrationals in both directions
Still want to try and calculate my limit?
Most wouldn’t, but use your discretion.
If you think I am unduly rude or defiant, this is mathematics; you might as well get used to it.
Quite a lot of other functions you encounter
Will not have what you consider a “proper fit.”
Written by The Integral
(who is also divergent)