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My amateurview of math.
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Feb 10, 2013 2:56 AM




Re: My amateurview of math.
Posted:
Feb 1, 2013 1:29 AM


"JT" <jonas.thornvall@gmail.com> wrote in message news:6932f279402746c0813c2fac1ef22d7b@w7g2000yqo.googlegroups.com...
> To me it seem that the naturals are discrete in nature
naturals <=> nature and they are wisely discrete when talking about other types of numbers
> and that zero > really not a natural number or even a number.
zero is a natural number in the set of nonnegitive integers zero is even
>Regarding infinity we > can not have a view of something where we do not have a full set > handwaving shouting infinity really do not help.
trivial, simply think what 1 / 0 means.
> > For me each natural must be a continuum fractions is just a way to > partition a discrete natural number.
tell me more......
> When we partition a single discrete entity of the naturals one realise > that infinity is just the limit expressed.
that infinity or this infinity, or 100 times infinity ?
> The numberline is just a figment of imagination, where we imagine > discrete entities lined up.
isn't all math nonphysical ?
> > We can take a cut anywhere to represent 7 so the set is a much better > analogy to magnitudes then the numberline.
but 3 + 4 = 7 so how do you handle that?
> > Well just my few thoughts around numbers.



