Hércules contra la Hidra y la muerte del Internet

Hercules killed the Hydra of Lerna in a bloody battle—the second of the labor tasks imposed upon him in atonement for his hideous crimes. The Hydra was a horrible, aggressive mythological monster with many heads and poisonous blood, whose heads multiplied each time one of them was severed. This arti...

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Main Author: Piza Volio, Eduardo
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/matematica/article/view/234
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/12878
Summary: Hercules killed the Hydra of Lerna in a bloody battle—the second of the labor tasks imposed upon him in atonement for his hideous crimes. The Hydra was a horrible, aggressive mythological monster with many heads and poisonous blood, whose heads multiplied each time one of them was severed. This article explores some mathematical methods about this interesting epic battle. A generalization of the original Kirby & Paris model is proposed. We also study the connection of this model with Goodstein ultra-growing and recursive sequences. As an interesting application, we next analyze the inevitable death of another huge monster of our modern era: the Internet.