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Topic: Paul Lutus says dumb things
Replies: 107   Last Post: Dec 11, 2001 12:30 PM

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 Adam Ringler Posts: 36 Registered: 12/13/04
Re: Paul Lutus says dumb things
Posted: Dec 2, 2001 2:39 PM

I don't think they even use the word approaches after calculus 1. In most
analysis you would say it converges to something. For this sequence Lim
n-->oo An=A we would say that {An} converges to A. Note that {An} is
sequence, and A is the limit of the sequence. Also note that this is not
confined to the extended real number system, and clearly your case is.
Instead of dragging on with too much rigor I would just like to say that you
are not talking about something that always has a graph, you are simply
talking about a sequence so you need to stay more general if you are going

Cheers,

"Paul Lutus" <nospam@nosite.zzz> wrote in message
news://MRiO7.39470\$ox2.2829787@bin4.nnrp.aus1.giganews.com...
> "Chan-Ho Suh" <csuh@math.ucla.edu> wrote in message
> news://3C099B3D.8A447554@math.ucla.edu...

> >
> >
> > Paul Lutus wrote:
> >

> > > "Chan-Ho Suh" <csuh@math.ucla.edu> wrote in message
> > > news://3C082CE3.B54ECB73@math.ucla.edu...
> > >

> > > > Lutus is incorrect.
> > >
> > > Post your erroneous argument first.

> >
> > I have posted no erroneous argument, nor do I intend to ever do so.
> >

> > >
> > >

> > > > The equal sign refers to equality of numbers.
> >
> > [gibberish snipped]

>
> Gibberish on which every skilled poster agreed. Read the thread. Trolls

and
> mathematicians differed on the result, and the mathematicians finally and
> reluctantly agreed with my interpretation.
>

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

> >
> > Oh, you're doing the "I'm wrong but don't want to admit it so I'll

change
> the
> > discussion topic" approach. Note that 0 and infinity were switched in
the
> > original post I responded to.
>
> Read the thread. Don't repeat arguments that have been resolved. The
> analysis applies to both. Do you really think these two examples:
>
> lim x->0, 1/x = infinity
>
> and
>
> lim x->infinity, 1/x = 0
>
> can meaningfully assert a different meaning for "="? In the above limit,

"="
> actually means "approaches." In the lower limit, the same. Otherwise each
> statement of a limit applies different symbolic definitions ad hoc.
>
> To the question "what does 'equals' mean in the above expressions?", will
> you now argue that the answer is, "that depends on the specific values

that
> are present"?
>
>
> --
> Paul Lutus
> www.arachnoid.com
>
>
>
>

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11/30/01 Lou Tuss
11/30/01 Gregory L. Hansen
11/30/01 Chan-Ho Suh
11/30/01 Jake
11/30/01 Paul Lutus
11/30/01 Mike Oliver
11/30/01 Old Man
11/30/01 Paul Lutus
11/30/01 Mike Oliver
11/30/01 David W. Cantrell
12/1/01 Paul Lutus
12/1/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/1/01 Jim Bob
12/1/01 Paul Lutus
12/1/01 Jim Bob
12/1/01 Angus Rodgers
12/1/01 Mike Oliver
12/2/01 Angus Rodgers
12/1/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/2/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/4/01 Randy Poe
12/4/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/1/01 Chan-Ho Suh
12/1/01 James Hunter
12/1/01 David W. Cantrell
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 David W. Cantrell
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 Angus Rodgers
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 Angus Rodgers
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 Angus Rodgers
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/3/01 Chan-Ho Suh
12/3/01 Richard Herring
12/2/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/3/01 Angus Rodgers
12/3/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/3/01 Chan-Ho Suh
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/2/01 David W. Cantrell
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 jmfbahciv@aol.com
12/2/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/4/01 Randy Poe
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 Angus Rodgers
12/3/01 David W. Cantrell
12/3/01 Angus Rodgers
12/3/01 David W. Cantrell
12/3/01 Mike Oliver
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/4/01 Angus Rodgers
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/4/01 Paul Lutus
12/4/01 mareg@primrose.csv.warwick.ac.uk
12/4/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/4/01 franz heymann
12/4/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/7/01 Dustin Aleksiuk
12/7/01 David W. Cantrell
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 David W. Cantrell
12/4/01 jmfbahciv@aol.com
12/3/01 Simon Nickerson
12/3/01 Jesse F. Hughes
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 Mike Oliver
12/3/01 Charles Dillingham
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/2/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 Matt Gutting
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
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