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meron@cars3.uchicago.edu

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Re: Paul Lutus says dumb things
Posted: Dec 1, 2001 4:26 AM
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In article <5W0O7.86012$YD.7087418@news2.aus1.giganews.com>, "Paul Lutus" <nospam@nosite.zzz> writes:
>"Wade Ramey" <wrameyxiii@home.remove13.com> wrote in message
>news://wrameyxiii-5DAB81.21134330112001@news1.rdc1.sfba.home.com...

>> In article <waYN7.83483$YD.6929545@news2.aus1.giganews.com>,
>> "Paul Lutus" <nospam@nosite.zzz> wrote:
>>

>> > The example under discussion --
>> >
>> > lim x -> 0, 1/x = infinity

>>
>> Now you're just lying, which seems an odd strategy, because anyone can

>back
>> up a few posts and find the example under discussion:
>>

>> > Say it correctly, or don't bother saying it at all.
>> >
>> > lim x -> infinity, 1/x = 0. This is a limit, not an identity. The equals
>> > sign in the limit expression doesn't have its usual meaning -- in this

>case
>> > it means "approaches," not "equals."
>
>You are lying, not me. Both examples make the same point, or are you too
>ignorant to see that?


No, they don't make the same point. In one case the limit exists, in
the other it does not.

> If one case actually means "approaches" as opposed to
>"equals", then they both do, regardless of the specific outcome. It cannot
>mean "equals" only when that is convenient.
>

It means "equals" when there is a limit, else you can't write "=".
Now, reread your statement above, regarding ignorance.

Mati Meron | "When you argue with a fool,
meron@cars.uchicago.edu | chances are he is doing just the same"






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