Friday, September 13, 2013

Real Numbers

(Click on the cartoon to see the full image.)

(C)Copyright 2013, C. Burke.

Don't even get them started about ''un-real'' numbers. How can numbers not be real?

And, yes, this Venn is a lie -- I don't have nearly enough students who know what Klingons and Romulans are, let alone how irrational they can be. What do they teach in middle school?

EDIT (9/13/13): The point of the comic was the Comfort Zone that I'm constantly trying to push the kids out of, but it occurs to me that some people might be interested in what the actual Venn diagram should/could look like. Not surprisingly, it turns out that there are quite a few to be found doing a simple Google search of ''venn diagram real number system''.


Unknown said...

do you have an existence proof for an element in the Neutral Zone ?


Unknown said...

Do you have an existence proof for any element of this Neutral Zone?

Is it a Constructive proof ?


(x, why?) said...

The one set up between the Federation and the Klingons contains the Organians, and I wouldn't argue with them.

As for the Romulan Neutral Zone, I have to rely on third-party information.