Re: Extending my question. Was: The relational model and relational

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 20:50:21 -0500
Message-ID: <x3B5a.189\$J03.27077724_at_mantis.golden.net>

"--CELKO--" <71062.1056_at_compuserve.com> wrote in message news:c0d87ec0.0302211456.3f28a971_at_posting.google.com...
> >> If you cannot identify the cans of tuna, how do you place them on
> the scale? And before you can calculate a count from a weight, you
> must first count identifiable cans then weigh them. <<
>
> You place the on the scale in a bag (pun intended), without ever
> looking at the individual cans <g>.

Fine. But how do you derive the count from the weight if you have never weighed a known number of cans? How do you know the number of cans without counting any? How do you count cans--even one can--if cans are unidentifiable.

> Can you get a copy of one of the popular math books on infinite? Here
> is the list of ones I know about and they are all good reads:
>
> The Kingdom of Infinite Number: A Field Guide by Bryan H. Bunch
> (Hardcover - January 2000)
>
> The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search
> for Infinity by Amir D. Aczel (Paperback - September 2001)
>
> To Infinity and Beyond by Eli Maor (Paperback)
>
> In Search of Infinity by N. Ya. Vilenkin, et al (Hardcover - August
> 1995)
>