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Topic: Matheology Â§ 430
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 wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de Posts: 3,394 Registered: 10/18/08
Re: Matheology Â§ 430
Posted: Feb 11, 2014 1:56 AM

Am Dienstag, 11. Februar 2014 02:40:00 UTC+1 schrieb Ben Bacarisse:
> Virgil <virgil@ligriv.com> writes:
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> > Ben Bacarisse <ben.usenet@bsb.me.uk> wrote:
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> >> WM <wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de> writes:
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> >> > Am Montag, 10. Februar 2014 09:38:24 UTC+1 schrieb thenewc...@gmail.com:
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> >> >> Now, if you assume that all "real" numbers can be represented as
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> >> >> decimals, then I have proved (irrefutably), that the real numbers are
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> >> >> indeed countable,
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> >> > That is certainly correct because the premise is false.
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> >> "Die Menge der reellen Zahlen ist R = { x | x besitzt eine
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> >> Dezimaldarstellung }"
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> >> From "Mathematik fÃ¼r die ersten Semester" by Prof. Wolfgang MÃ¼ckenheim,
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> >> Oldenbourg Verlag MÃ¼nchen, 2011, ISBN 978-3-486-70821-9.
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> > So WM speaks with forked tongue ( but we already knew that).
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> > A decimal representation of a real number must be terminating here but
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> > can be non-terminating there.
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> He did say that this definition "cuts a sorry figure" but that's not
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> exactly the same as "it's wrong" is it?

It is exactly the same cautious care as if you tell your two-years-old daugther that the Christmas-presents have been delivered by Santa Claus.

Later in life and my book things get corrected.

Regards, WM