# Re: Extending my question. Was: The relational model and relationalalgebra - why did SQL become the industry standard?

From: Lauri Pietarinen <lauri.pietarinen_at_atbusiness.com>

Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 00:45:04 +0200

Message-ID: <3E4C1FF0.9020001_at_atbusiness.com>

Well, not being a mathematician,

but having studied some mathematics I was and

still am under the impression that all modern mathematics

is based on set theory which is equivalent with logic.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia

(http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundations_of_mathematics)

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Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 00:45:04 +0200

Message-ID: <3E4C1FF0.9020001_at_atbusiness.com>

In short, logic and set theory together are only a tiny part of mathematics. Don't evangelize them.

Well, not being a mathematician,

but having studied some mathematics I was and

still am under the impression that all modern mathematics

is based on set theory which is equivalent with logic.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia

(http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundations_of_mathematics)

<quote>

The current dominant mathematical paradigm is based on axiomatic set theory
and formal logic. Virtually all mathematical theorems today can be formulated
as theorems of set theory. The truth of a mathematical
statement, in this view, is then nothing but the claim that the statement
can be derived from the axioms of set theory using the rules of formal logic.

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Received on Thu Feb 13 2003 - 23:45:04 CET