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A definition of an infinity, perhaps!?
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Oct 6, 2011 2:10 AM




Re: A definition of an infinity, perhaps!?
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Oct 6, 2011 2:10 AM


On Oct 6, 12:11 pm, "Jesse F. Hughes" <je...@phiwumbda.org> wrote: > Frisbieinstein <patmpow...@gmail.com> writes: > > On Oct 5, 5:27 pm, Alen <al...@westserv.net.au> wrote: > >> The purpose of this post is to try to understand what > >> might be meant by the concept of 'infinity'. > > > finis = end > > in = not, as in infidelity, inadmissable, insane, etc. > > ity = a condition > > > so infinity is the condition of being without end. > > There are *many* mathematical uses of the term "infinite" that have > nothing to do with being "without end". (To take a simple example, the > set w + 1 is infinite but has both minimal and maximal elements, which I > suppose means it has two "ends".) > >  > Jesse F. Hughes > "To all Leaders of the World, buy or rent the movie 'The Day > After'[...] I assure you will have a new perspective on WMDs." >  practical advice from online petitions
The number of elements is without end.



