From: Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor <roconnor@uwaterloo.ca>

Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 15:46:18 -0400 (EDT)

To: www-math@w3.org

Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.96.1000412154429.25353A-100000@bacon.math.uwaterloo.ca>

Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 15:46:18 -0400 (EDT)

To: www-math@w3.org

Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.96.1000412154429.25353A-100000@bacon.math.uwaterloo.ca>

> Bogus argument. The whole point of any notation is as a shorthand for > something else. Plenty of other notations need translation to become > first order e.g. > > lim_{x->0} (sin x / x) = 1 > > "really means" > > Exists(L) all(epsilon>0) exists(delta>0) all(x:|x|<=delta) > |(sin x / x) - L| <= epsilon, > and furthermore L=1. I concede your point. -- Russell O'Connor roconnor@uwaterloo.ca <http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/~roconnor/> ``Paradoxically, a refusal to `put a monetary value on life' means that life is often undervalued.'' -- Artificial Intelligence: A Modern ApproachReceived on Wednesday, 12 April 2000 15:46:21 UTC

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