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Topic: History of equivalence classes
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Paul

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History of equivalence classes
Posted: Mar 21, 2013 7:43 AM
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Who developed the elementary theory of equivalence classes? For example, who first used the idea of representing equivalence classes by a single element, and then proving functions f are well-defined on the classes by proving that a ~ b implies f(a) ~ f(b)? Was this Cantor?

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Paul Epstein



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