The units of mathematics is distinct, equidistant slots whose contents can be moved and expanded across other slots
A slot may contain a continuous feature but As soon as need to sample it, it runs across separate slots.
Symbols can be slotted pointers to other longer/larger inferred unseen mathematical objects, but they are constructed as needed.
The magic is in the calculating movement which occurs across time and takes up space. Whether in a computer or in a brain or acted out in some larger fashion shown on paper, it takes time.
The felt / experienced relief of “stop” when completed and the (pain or euphoria) while in the thermodynamic frustration while calculating is part of this process.
The physical effects of mathematical calculations on computer hardware and human nervous systems compared and contrasted. Benefits and drawbacks of externalizing shown.