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Virgil
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Re: ? 417 An implication of actual infinity
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Jan 17, 2014 3:49 PM


In article <116a7d6fb8894db49242f6b1de7b2adc@googlegroups.com>, mueckenh@rz.fhaugsburg.de wrote:
> On Friday, 17 January 2014 19:54:31 UTC+1, wpih...@gmail.com wrote: > > On Friday, January 17, 2014 12:21:07 PM UTC4, muec...@rz.fhaugsburg.de > > > There is no infinite sum but, as you say, only the limit. > > > > > > > > Nope, by definition, the infinite sum *is* the limit. > > To put it in the correct way: What is written and looks like an infinite sum > is not really a sum but a limit.
In proper mathematics, nothing prevents if from being both. > > > > There is both a limit and an infinite sum, they > > > > are the same thing. However, you consider neither. > > For convergent sequences of partial sums I consider the limit like 1/9. > But contrary to you I know
It ain't what you don't know that hurts you most, it's what you know for sure that just ain't so. Mark Twain, who had WM pegged! 



