FOM: arithmetic vs geometry

Kanovei kanovei at
Tue Oct 6 02:51:22 EDT 1998


>Even today, some thinkers want to view geometry as a branch of physics
>rather than mathematics.

*Even* above, what does it mean ? Obviously Euler etc. 
considered geometry + arithmetics together as a sort 
of very pure and high level mathematics, in opposite 
to calculus, viewed as much less rigor. 


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