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Topic: Ambiguous definitions in math
Replies: 48   Last Post: Oct 4, 2004 2:57 AM

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 Jason Silverman Posts: 6 Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Ambiguous definitions in math
Posted: Jan 8, 2003 5:39 PM

Actually, David, I don't quite know why I posted that sentence. :-) I did
mean "should be treated as" and in fact you could add to the end of my
sentence this: "but they do not actually consider them critical points." I
think I was just tired when I was posting, sorry.

Oh, and you are very correct about "should be treated as" and "is." You
wouldn't say "Jessie should be treated as a little dog" when you meant to
say "Jessie is a little dog," or "the man should be treated as a criminal"
compared to "the man is a criminal." :-)

Jason

"David W. Cantrell" <DWCantrell@sigmaxi.org> wrote in message
news://60sk1vshj3ft4p6vmr3pgudobphtgaq3db@4ax.com...
> Jason Silverman <mystojay@optonline.net> wrote:
> > By the way, my calculus teacher and textbook do teach that the endpoints
> > of a segment should be treated as critical points.

>
> But be careful. To say that Y "should be treated as" X is not quite the
> same as saying that Y _is_ X. For this particular case, I've never seen a
> text in which endpoints of the domain where actually called critical
> points.

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