Search All of the Math Forum:
Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by
NCTM or The Math Forum.


Math Forum
»
Discussions
»
sci.math.*
»
sci.math
Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.
Topic:
Cantor's absurdity, once again, why not?
Replies:
77
Last Post:
Mar 19, 2013 11:02 PM




Re: Cantor's absurdity, once again, why not?
Posted:
Mar 14, 2013 5:52 PM


On 14 Mrz., 11:43, david petry <david_lawrence_pe...@yahoo.com>
> Notice that that argument doesn't require the use of an actual infinite. > This statement is easily falsified.
The diagonal will not be an irrational number unless it has a finite definition (which it has not in general Cantorlists) or has aleph_0 elements.
In potential infinity there are never aleph_0 elements. In potential infinity there are no irrational numbers other than by finite definition.
Regards, WM



