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Topic: My amateurview of math.
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JT

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My amateurview of math.
Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:23 PM
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To me it seem that the naturals are discrete in nature and that zero
really not a natural number or even a number. Regarding infinity we
can not have a view of something where we do not have a full set
handwaving shouting infinity really do not help.

For me each natural must be a continuum fractions is just a way to
partition a discrete natural number.
When we partition a single discrete entity of the naturals one realise
that infinity is just the limit expressed.
The numberline is just a figment of imagination, where we imagine
discrete entities lined up.

We can take a cut anywhere to represent 7 so the set is a much better
analogy to magnitudes then the numberline.

Well just my few thoughts around numbers.



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