Well ordering

What's an example of a linear order that's not well-ordered?
 

Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
14,845
17
"<" over the integers.

For example, the set {..., -3, -2, -1, 0} has no least element
 

Related Threads for: Well ordering

  • Posted
Replies
3
Views
5K
  • Posted
Replies
16
Views
9K
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Posted
Replies
3
Views
2K
  • Posted
Replies
2
Views
713
  • Posted
Replies
12
Views
15K
Replies
2
Views
2K
Replies
10
Views
5K

Physics Forums Values

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving

Hot Threads

Top