```Date: Nov 29, 2012 4:49 PM
Author: mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
Subject: Re: Matheology § 162

On 29 Nov., 19:12, mstem...@walkabout.empros.com (Michael Stemper)wrote:> In article <c89b62f0-d926-4b1b-a0ae-8d899d76f...@n8g2000vbb.googlegroups.com>, WM <mueck...@rz.fh-augsburg.de> writes:>> >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.>> Repeating a lie does not make it true. Set theory (at least ZF) does not> have a number called "infinity".There the number is called omega or aleph_0. That's but another namefor completed infinity.>> >                In analysis there is such an> >improper limit,>> And the reason that it's called an "improper limit" is because limits> are properly numbers, and it's not a number.Not in anaysis. Therefore I said improper limit.>> >    an element of the extended reals.>> I've not studied the extended reals. I am aware that oo is an element of> them. But, is it called a "number" in that case?It is not of interest how it is called. But if some one calls it anumber, like Cantor who even talked about integers (ganze Zahl) thenit is called a number.Regards, WM
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