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Real Numbers, Generalizations of the Reals, and Theories of Continua : Synthese Library (Hardcover) - P. Ehrlich

Real Numbers, Generalizations of the Reals, and Theories of Continua

Synthese Library (Hardcover)

By: P. Ehrlich (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1994
ISBN: 9780792326892
Number Of Pages: 288

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Since their appearance in the late 19th century, the Cantor--Dedekind theory of real numbers and philosophy of the continuum have emerged as pillars of standard mathematical philosophy. On the other hand, this period also witnessed the emergence of a variety of alternative theories of real numbers and corresponding theories of continua, as well as non-Archimedean geometry, non-standard analysis, and a number of important generalizations of the system of real numbers, some of which have been described as arithmetic continua of one type or another.
With the exception of E.W. Hobson's essay, which is concerned with the ideas of Cantor and Dedekind and their reception at the turn of the century, the papers in the present collection are either concerned with or are contributions to, the latter groups of studies. All the contributors are outstanding authorities in their respective fields, and the essays, which are directed to historians and philosophers of mathematics as well as to mathematicians who are concerned with the foundations of their subject, are preceded by a lengthy historical introduction.

General Introduction
On the Infinite and the Infinitesimal in Mathematical Analysis (Presidential Address to the London Mathematical Society, November 13, 1902)p. 3
A Constructive Look at the Real Number Linep. 29
The Surreals and Realsp. 93
Veronese's Non-Archimedean Linear Continuump. 107
Review of Hilbert's Foundations of Geometry (1902)p. 147
On Non-Archimedean Geometry, Invited Address to the 4th International Congress of Mathematicians, Rome, April 1908p. 169
Calculation, Order and Continuityp. 191
The Hyperreal Linep. 207
All Numbers Great and Smallp. 239
Rational and Real Ordinal Numbersp. 259
Index of Namesp. 277
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ISBN: 9780792326892
ISBN-10: 079232689X
Series: Synthese Library (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 30th September 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.63