Date: Dec 4, 2012 4:23 PM
Author: Virgil
Subject: Re: Cantor's first proof in DETAILS

In article 
<f904e44c-13f1-4e0c-bbae-38934a4533fb@vy11g2000pbb.googlegroups.com>,
"Ross A. Finlayson" <ross.finlayson@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Dec 4, 1:24 am, "Ross A. Finlayson" <ross.finlay...@gmail.com>
> wrote:

> > On Dec 3, 10:47 pm, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote:
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> > > In article
> > > <dac80fce-8253-4320-aa88-4ce8ebe40...@b4g2000pby.googlegroups.com>,
> > >  "Ross A. Finlayson" <ross.finlay...@gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > > > Yes, Dirac's delta as it is:  is extra the standard, encompassing it,
> > > > AND beyond it.  (And of course it's rigorously modeled by standard
> > > > real functions and relevant to the pure AND applied in mathematics.)

> >
> > > If that were really the case, Ross should be able to give a real value
> > > of the Dirac delta for any real argument, such as its value at zero.

> >
> > > Can you do that, Ross?
> >
> > > > And Heaviside's step simply has each value between [-1,1] in y on the
> > > > vertical line through the origin.

> >
> > > Graphs of real functions in the xy-plane do not have any more than one
> > > point on any vertical line, so anything like Heaviside's step which
> > > does, cannot be a real function.

> >
> > > > And EF goes to one.  So though none of the _finite_ naturals have that
> > > > n/d > eps, for each positive eps < 1 there is an element of the range
> > > > y thus that y > eps, or y -/-> 1, as it does:  y = EF(n) -> 1.  So, as
> > > > is typical, you didn't complete the statement.

> >
> > > Ross claims that there are a sequence of constant functions EF_n(x), 1
> > > for for each n in |N, with domain {1...n} and constant value 1/n.
> > > So far so good.
> > > But now he also claims a constant function, EF(x), with Domain |N , with
> > > EF(m) = EF(N) for all m and n in |N  and such that the sum
> > > Sigma_( n in |N) EF(n) = 1.

> >
> > > Those what are more familiar with standard number systems that Ross
> > > appears to be will easily see that this cannot be true in those standard
> > > systems

> >
> > > >  Would you have that
> > > > lim Sum 1/2^n < 2, n e N?  0 e N

> >
> > > Irrelevant. Ross has to produce a STANDARD real number, x, such that
> > > Sum_(n= 1...oo) x = 1.

> >
> > > Note that for every natural number n, 1/10^n is too large to be that x,
> > > and lim_(n -> oo) 1/10^n = 0, so Ross' alleged x cannot be any larger
> > > than 0, and any number of zeroes, even infinitely many, still adds up to
> > > only 0.

> >
> > > At least in standard mathematics.
> >
> > > But possibly Ross is emulating WM by creating a private world of his own
> > > where he can command impossibilities.

> >
> > > :  lim Sum_n=0^\infty 1/2^n = 2.  It's
> >
> > > > not that there's no smallest n that it is, it's that there's no
> > > > largest n that it can't be.

> >
> > > > So, it is false for you to (m)utter that d/d =/= 1, or that your false
> > > > challenge applies to any.

> >
> > > Your EF function, Ross, would require a real number to exist which is
> > > larger than zero but smaller than every positive real number.

> >
> > > In any standard model of the reals, such numbers do not exist, so that
> > > before Ross can use his EF for anything, he will have to invent a wols
> > > new number system in which it can operate witout contradiction.

> >
> > > >  It's not a failure to note that your
> > > > "challenge" is to confirm a falsehood, nor is it much of a challenge.

> >
> > > But it is a lie to note any such thing, since the only falsehood
> > > involved is Ross' claim that his EF limit function is compatible with e
> > > standard real numbers.

> >
> > > If EF were actual, why can't Ross give a decimal or fractional value for
> > > EF(1)?

> >
> > > > It's not that there's no smallest n that it is, it's that there's no
> > > > largest n that it can't be.

> >
> > > > There are only, and everywhere, elements of the "real" continuum, as
> > > > we well know them as real numbers, between zero and one, and so are
> > > > those from infinity back to infinity fore, for some including
> > > > infinity, and for none including transfinite cardinals nor your
> > > > imaginary numbers (which are elements of the Argand plane and in
> > > > extension to the hypercomplex).

> >
> > > But there is no number between zero and every positive real, which
> > > number is what the value of Ross' EF function would have to be if it
> > > were to exist.

> >
> > > > No, it is our rules, of the reals.
> >
> > > Your rules are not the rules of the real reals, only of your imaginary
> > > ones.

> >
> > > .  And, those are discoveries, not
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> > > > inventions, for the real, to the concrete, in mathematics, with
> > > > rigor.  We are simply curators, not owners, of these eternal truths.

> >
> > > Then Ross should be fired for incompetence as he sickens then not cures
> > > them.

> >
> > > > And, application already has and uses the projectively extended real
> > > > numbers, in mathematics, for, for example, physics.

> >
> > > Citations?
> >
> > > Recall that Ross claims his EF function, the limit one, has the
> > > properties
> > > (1) that for all naturals n and m, EF(m) = EF(n), and simultaneosly
> > > (2) SUM_(N in |N) EF(n) = 1

> >
> > > Now if, for some n, EF(n) > 0, the there is some m in |N such that
> > > EF(n) > 1/m. but then SUM_(n = 1..m+1) EF(n) >1,

> >
> > > Thus EM(n) = 0 for all n and any sum of EM()s is still 0.
> >
> > > The mathematics of the standard set |N and the standard ordered field of
> > > reals, |R,  are incompatible with existence of Ross' alleged EF function.
> > > --

> >
> > They say if you don't open your mouth you can't say something stupid,
> > but, they say that.
> >
> > Heh, got your goat, there, eh, Hancher.  Huff and puff, you.  Quit
> > with your ad hominem attacks.
> >
> > You ignoramus, I just noted Dirac's delta is not-a-real-function.  Or,
> > that's _not_ really the case.  And Heaviside's step is continuous,
> > now.  For that matter it's a real function.
> >
> > http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RealFunction.html
> >
> > You're slippin'.  I think you mean Heaviside's step isn't a C^\infty
> > or smooth function, it's not even C^1.  Though of course there was a
> > time when step wasn't "modernly" a function:  when all functions were
> > C^\infty:  hundreds of years ago.  You're slippin', backward, and quit
> > dragging us with you.
> >
> > Then, no, I've never claimed that EF(1) has a standard value as
> > Eudoxus/Cauchy/Dedekind, an element of the complete ordered field can
> > be halved, again and again ad infinitum.  However, it is the
> > properties of the function and its range that are relevant, in the
> > standard, and to the standard.  So, the construction is modeled with
> > real functions, and obviously all the elements of the range are in the
> > reals, and they go from zero to one.  Of course, I went further than
> > that and describe the real numbers as at once complete ordered field
> > and partially ordered ring with rather restricted transfer principle.
> >
> > And, m > n implies EF(m) > EF(n), because here m > n.  It is true,
> > that.  The functions there modeling it are all constant monotone
> > increasing, and they all go to one.
> >
> > Do you or do you not have that lim Sum 1/2^n = 2?  Because as above
> > you would have just proved that false, were you not wrong.
> >
> > Quit trying to segregate me you bastard, that's a typical fallacious
> > argument which we're all quite familiar with from you.  And don't
> > change the discussion subject to simple derogation.  This is about
> > "Cantor's first proof in DETAILS" not your latest slander.  And, it's
> > about Finlayson's proofs in detail, who is me.
> >
> > Yeah, I do have a new theory that includes the standard:   I have "A
> > Theory", that includes the standard.  Bring your A game.  Yeah I
> > already discovered a new system:  same as the old system, and then
> > some.
> >
> > I don't expect you're familiar with Riemann, Lobachevsky, Connes, etc
> > geometry or the meromorphological (I'm not very well either), in plain
> > old pure mathematics and their applications, though of course some
> > erudite readers are.  They're in letters. (Here, Physics Letters.)
> > Then, for nilpotent infinitesimals, Leibniz invented methods of the
> > integral calculus, and we still use today the "d" for differential and
> > integral S for summation, of raw differentials, cited in _every_
> > calculus text as the mode and universal notation.  Of course, our
> > rigorous development of the fundamental theorems of calculus, Cauchy/
> > Weierstrass, and etcetera, keep people from going overboard, but
> > moreso develop and maintain the general curriculum for application.
> > Leibniz' notation survives, and it speaks most directly to our
> > mathematical intuition.
> >
> > The standard naturals and reals are insufficient for all that EF
> > entails, while it's quite perfectly modeled in them:  standardly.
> > And, Goedel proves there is more to the standard than the standard.
> > Of course, it would be fallacious to claim that because Goedel proves
> > there are true statements about the elements of discourse extra the
> > standard that these are thus true:  instead, it is defined:
> > constructively.  Goedel accommodates that.
> >

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> One fix


The only 'fix' is the one you have worked yourself into.
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