minus infinity

minus infinity

The most negative value, not necessarily or even usually the simple negation of plus infinity. In N bit twos-complement arithmetic, infinity is 2^(N-1) - 1 but minus infinity is -(2^(N-1)), not -(2^(N-1) - 1).
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Eleven out of 10 for effort, minus infinity for believability, I'm afraid, Stace.
The gaussian distribution ranges from minus infinity to plus infinity, so as long as the SD is not zero, it is a mathematical certainty that the probability of results larger than 15.
Individual chapters discuss cosmic acceleration, dark matter, the cosmic ray paradox, renormalization (necessary because infinity minus infinity does not equal zero in physics), the theorized Higgs particle, quantum gravity, string theory, the origin of the universe, and other mysteries.
There's minus infinity and plus infinity,'' George said.