Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Zeroing In On A Circle

ZERO IS A COMPELLING WORD that starts with the letter "Z" but conjures up images of "O's". Often used to express no growth or value, the number zero is a powerful mathematical tool and a magical circle with no beginning or end. Although having no measurable quantity when it stands alone, when placed at the end of a number it adds infinite worth. And when preceding a number in an equation it can diminish a quantity indefinitely.

Zero can also describe a sense of worthlessness someone at their lowest ebb might feel. A unique award winning short film asks "how can something be nothing" by creatively merging the numerical aspects of zero with the human side of the equation.

Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms

This post showcases the letter "Z". If you think words are fun and enjoy playing with the alphabet, check out the link at the sidebar and visit ABC Wednesday.

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  1. I love the shot and a great take on zero. I looked for O shapes in nature in my archives because I know I've taken some but couldn't find them so I went the way I took for zero.

  2. Very clever and I really like the explanation of zero.

  3. cOOl pOst fOr our Z week! Great explanatiOn, tOO.

    abcw team

  4. It's funny how much value zero has after a number, such as 1000 or 1,000,000!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. I love numbers with a lot of zeros especially in bank notes !
    ABC team

  6. Well, Penelope, I watched that video and loved it! What a unique and fascinating approach to the letter "Z." It is only recently that I have begun to understand the creativity in mathematical principles, and this post sure built on that discovery!

  7. My goodness you have been posting some beautiful photos on all the blog posts here, been wondering why I have not seen much from your other blog. I must make a point of adding this one to my blog list. Hope all is well with you!

  8. Interesting and a good choice for Z.


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