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Topic: My amateurview of math.
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Frederick Williams

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Re: My amateurview of math.
Posted: Feb 1, 2013 9:10 AM
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JT wrote:

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> As i understand it the numberline can never be a continuum unless you
> set a limit or range, and they will be finite.


What a continuum _is_ you can learn from a topology text. Therein you
will find a proof that the numberline is a continuum. It may not be
called 'the numberline' (which rather prejudges the matter), it may be
called blackboard bold R, or similar.

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When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by
this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Jonathan Swift: Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting



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