In mathematics, the infinite is considered as a number and it is represented as ∞. This is an endless and boundless concept, which presents a number or concept that is bigger than all. Sometimes it is also known as Lemnisket because its edges are like the size of 8.
As there were various ideas about the infinity of the nature of ancient cultures, different theories existed about the eternal (∞) but they have not described it as a symbol of mathematics, rather it is presented as a philosophical concept.
- A poem described in the Ishaasayopanishad also describes the concept of eternal (∞), which is called the principle of earth. The essence of this statement is that eternal is immutable and the symbolic way of saying this mantra is that nothing comes from the infinite, even some thoughts that arise from the eternal are based on the essential character of the infinite.
- The Infinity symbol, which is being used these days, has a long history. It was first seen in the Cross of St Boniface, which promoted Christianity in the Frankish Empire through a missionary in the 8th-century l. The symbol of the infinity was wrapped in the cross of Boniface.
- In the past also many people have given a lot of meaning to the symbol of eternity. According to many sources, it was used in ancient times in India and Tibet to represent fullness and dualism. It was also known as the symbol of the unity of the man and woman. Even in the magical game “Tarot”, it is a symbol of balance among the opposing forces. In the ancient symbol of Ouroboros, in the shape of a dragon eternal (∞), Your tail is eating. Ouroboros indeed is a symbol of eternal and it is made in the shape of 8.
- In the 17th century, the symbol of eternal got its mathematical meaning, it was first used by John Wallis in 1655, but he never told why he used 8 as a symbol of eternal l. In fact, The symbol was used by Roman people to express large numbers l like – 1000 was written like CI, meaning “many”.
- In the mathematics branch “Calculus”, Libyans estimated “infinity number” and its use.
- Even in real analysis, the use of the symbol of eternal (∞) represents an unlimited limit.
- Even in complex analysis, the symbol of eternal (∞) represents an eternal limit without a sign.
- The symbol of eternal (∞) in the Tarot game comes on top of a magical card. This card used in Pamela Colman Ryder White Edition is a magician whose head is eternal (∞) symbol above and the lemniscates He is roaming heavily while his head is covered with a hat in the other version’s card.