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Re: Another AC anomaly?
Posted: Dec 27, 2009 12:57 PM
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On 22 Dez., 15:28, "Dik T. Winter" <Dik.Win...@cwi.nl> wrote:

>  > Even a matheologian should understand that: If there is no digit at a
>  > finite place up to that the sequence 0.333... identifies the number
>  > 1/3, then there is no digit at a finite place up to that the number
>  > 1/3 can be identified.
>
> Right, there is no digit at a finite place up to that the number 1/3 can be
> identified.  And as there are no digits at infinite places that appears to
> you to be a paradox.  It is not.  There is *no* finite sequence of digits
> that identifies 1/3.  But there is an *infinite* sequence of digits that
> does so.


Why not pronounce it a bit clearer? We know that every digit is the
last digit of a finite initial segment of digits. There is no other
digit, is it?
Therefore your statement can be expressed in the following way: There
is no finite initial segment that identifies 1/3. But there is an
infinite finite initial segment that identifies 1/3.

If you read this sentence, perhaps you get an impression of what
matheology is?

>  >                       I said, if there is a sequence that identifies
>  > 1/3, then the identifying digits must be at finite places.
>
> Right, all identifying digits (there are infinitely many) are at finite
> places.


Therefore your statement can be expressed in the following way: There
is no finite initial segment that identifies 1/3. But there is an
infinite finite initial segment that identifies 1/3.
>

>  > The union of finite initial segments cannot ield an infinite initial
>  > segment?
>
> Yes.  But as you have stated that your tree contained finite paths only,
> such an infinite initial segment is not (according to *your* definition)
> a path.


The axiom of infinity states: There is an infinite set such that with
every n the follower of n belongs to the set. This is true for the
binary tree. With every finite path 1, ..., n the follower 1, ..., n+1
is in the tree. The union of all those paths of course is finite, as I
said, because there is no infinite path, but according to the axiom it
is infinite.


>
>  >          Does the sequence of 1/3 not consist of a union of all finite
>  > initial segments?
>
> It is, but also (according to *your* definition) it is not a path.


There can be no question: The union of all finite initial segments is
finite. But according to the axiom, it is infinite. So we can both be
well pleased.

Regards, WM


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