[FOM] Use of AC

A. MANI a_mani_sc_gs at yahoo.co.in
Wed Aug 12 12:29:56 EDT 2009

On Tuesday 11 August 2009 03:19:41 Thomas Forster wrote:
> This is spiralling out of control, so this will be my last post. Implicit
> use of AC is everywhere, of course.  What is not everywhere is the kind of
> understanding of AC that FOM listmembers have. Arnon's illustration is a
> good one.  I ask: how many of the people who learn this fact as u/gs can
> identify and explain the use of DC in its proof?  Precious few, i bet.
> Our preoccupations and concerns (as instance Freiling's argument) are
> not shared by most people who are considered mathematicians.

I think most books in applied mathematics and some in pure mathematics do not 
lay much or any emphasis on the issue. We should put up a wiki somewhere for 
building up a detailed classification.   


A. Mani

A. Mani

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