Conway
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Re: 0 The Empty Number; its purpose is to set bases
Posted:
Sep 21, 2017 10:00 PM


On Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:03:00 PM UTC5, FromTheRafters wrote: > Conway brought next idea : > >> > >> Place is important. > > > > I agree...."Place" is important....Place is a matter of space....zero is > > place...zero is space... > > Important for representations only, not for the number in mind. > Mathematics is filled with abstractions, a 'number' can be expressed in > many ways. You seem to want to imbue numbers with two attributes each > and "do math" with them while avoiding a perceived problem with zero as > it stands. > > To me, zero is not a problem and limits are just another representation > of a number, not only a representation of (a method for) an > approximation of a number. > > If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Mmmh....I suppose I can agree with you here....actually I have talked to many Phd's in this matter.....they have said about as much.....I however do believe that it's broke....

