Marxism and Mathematics

Les Schaffer schaffer at SPAMoptonline.net
Wed Feb 14 16:33:53 MST 2001


John Landon said:

> My statement about infinitesimals may not due just to
> Robinson's idea. I am glad someone is going to get his
> book.

I've seen the book on the store shelf the last 20 times i've been there. so
how come last nite its sold out?

1/20 --> 0?

in the meantime, i've collected a few web sites on non-standard analysis.
but first, here is a relatively lay-person-friendly account of Robinson's
work:

http://www.nybooks.com/nyrev/WWWarchdisplay.cgi?19990520063R

a slide show giving the basics of the new number system:

http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/~currie/HistCalc/nonstandard/

an all-purpose information page:

http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/~currie/HistCalc/nonstandard/

for the non-fearing reader:

http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/homes/ewenm/prop_main/prop_main.html

les schaffer







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