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I Would you be able to add to this list of known objects

  1. Oct 14, 2016 #1
    So I was reading a book that warned me about mathematical objects and how they can be confused and muddled up for something else while being an entirely different thing..So, As far as I know these are distinct mathematical objects (which I think I know).

    Is it a valid list and what are some that you may be able to add or correct?

    1. Point.
    2. Line.
    3. Geometrical Shape
    4. Proposition
    5. Axiom,
    6.Number
    7.Set.
    8. Element
    9. Vector
    10. Matrix
    11. Function
    12. Derivative (?)
    13. Integral (?)
     
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  3. Oct 14, 2016 #2
    A Boolean value (true or false).
     
  4. Oct 14, 2016 #3

    fresh_42

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    This list could probably be extended by at least some dozens of terms. The same is true for physics and likely many other sciences.
    In addition it might depend on the language: something confusing in one language doesn't have to be confusing in another. E.g. integral domain is "integrity domain" in mine. That's why all used scientific terms are defined, before being used. Ordinary language is simply more restrictive than the range of scientific objects are, in the sense that it is ambiguous. This is already true by the normal usage without referring to science.
     
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  5. Oct 14, 2016 #4

    mfb

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  6. Oct 14, 2016 #5

    fresh_42

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    My favorite one is missing :frown: Nilradical
     
  7. Oct 16, 2016 #6

    fresh_42

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    Sometimes those words can be a burden: Just deleted a SPAM mail starting with "Save a bundle ..." and I was automatically thinking, why should I want to save a bundle ...
     
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