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Re: Poll: What percentage advantage are RDBMS vendors taking of the RM?

From: mountain man <hobbit_at_southern_seaweed.com.op>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 06:01:24 GMT
Message-ID: <Uq6ve.3234$oJ.272@news-server.bigpond.net.au>


"Jan Hidders" <jan.hidders_at_REMOVETHIS.pandora.be> wrote in message news:za_ue.129084$ec5.7046244_at_phobos.telenet-ops.be...
> Dan wrote:
>>
>> I think it was Riemann who put Calculus on solid ground with his idea of
>> how to define continuity (at least that's what I remember from my Real
>> Analysis class many years ago).
>
> I seem to remember that the epsilon-delta defintion was by Weierstrass,
> but that Bolzano had actually already defined it earlier.

I seem to recall there is no "solid ground" in mathematics and that the formalisms of mathematics cannot lead to anything resembling "absolute truth".

http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/CDMTCS/chaitin/cmu.html How does the RM get around Godel, Turing and Chaitin?

-- 
Pete Brown
IT Managers & Engineers
Falls Creek
Australia
www.mountainman.com.au/software
Received on Sat Jun 25 2005 - 01:01:24 CDT

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