Date: Nov 29, 2012 9:57 AM
Author: mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
Subject: Re: Matheology § 162
On 29 Nov., 14:27, mstem...@walkabout.empros.com (Michael Stemper)

wrote:

> In article <54e3fdd3-12f9-449e-8d84-ef2782e34...@a15g2000vbf.googlegroups.com>, WM <mueck...@rz.fh-augsburg.de> writes:

>

> >On 28 Nov., 19:20, mstem...@walkabout.empros.com (Michael Stemper) wrote:

> >> >Have you meanwhile convinced yourself that analysis is capable

> >> >expanding infinity

>

> >> "Expanding infinity"? What on Earth is that supposed to mean? In math,

> >> one is supposed to define their terms.

>

> >An expansion of a number is a power series giving its value.

>

> But, there is no such number as "infinity", so your words are still

> gibberish.

In set theory, there is such a number. In analysis there is such an

improper limit, an element of the extended reals.

Regards, WM