Date: Dec 30, 2012 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: Uncountable Diagonal Problem
"Ross A. Finlayson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Formulate Cantor's nested intervals with "mega-sequences" (or
> transfinite sequence or ordinal-indexed sequence) instead of sequences
> of endpoints. Well-order the reals and apply, that the sequences
> converge yet have not emptiness between them else there would be two
> contiguous points, in the linear continuum.
Not possible with the standard reals without violating such properties
of the reals as the LUB and GLB properties:
Every non-empty set of reals bounded above has a real number LUB.
Every non-empty set of reals bounded below has a real number GLB.