Date: Feb 27, 2013 3:29 PM
Author: Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
Subject: Re: Problems with Infinity?
In <email@example.com>, on 02/26/2013
at 11:32 AM, Don Kuenz <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>It's a fact that the best and brightest Germans used the
>up-against-the-wall technique during WWII.
"Once it goes up who cares where it comes down. That's not my
>Throw Complex Variables up against the wall. Does that stick? No.
>The infinity used by Complex Variables is just the same old infinity
> used everywhere else.
There is no "the same old infinity used everywhere else."
>In other words, the infinity that occurs at the ends of a line in
There is no "the infinity that occurs at the ends of a line in
1-dimensional space" The one point compactification of the reals is
different from the two point compactification, and oo, +oo and -oo are
different from each other.
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