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Alternate Treatment of Infinity

  1. May 8, 2006 #1
    Infinity has been something that has been talked about a lot. A lot of Questions are being posted on this forum and elsewhere about the paradoxes involving infinity.

    I want to know if anybody knows some alternate treatment of infinity.
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  3. May 8, 2006 #2
    It depends on what you would consider "alternate" view of infinity.

    For example, you might consider Cantor's work on cardinal numbers, and Hilbert's paradox of the Grand Hotel (which is not so much of a paradox really) both of which have been written about extensively on wikipedia.
  4. May 8, 2006 #3


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    You ought to learn the "standard" treatments of the infinite first. There are no (known) paradoxes in mathematics -- only pseudoparadoxes that arise from doing things wrongly.

    And incidentally, the word "infinite" is used much more commonly than the word "infinity". e.g. in answer to the question "How many are there?", the answer "infinity" is never correct... although "infinitely many" may be correct.
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