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Pseudofields, quasifields, near-domains

Here is a piece of evidence which those who think that mathematics is invented rather than discovered will like. This concerns definitions. I wrote last year about the definitions of a group, a matroid, the real numbers, and primitivity. In … Continue reading

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Definitions

Time to generalise from the preceding examples. There are several good reasons why a choice of definitions is a good thing. First, as several points in the discussion of graphs suggested, different definitions may be adapted for different kinds of … Continue reading

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