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All accepted systems of numbers, integers, rational numbers, and real and
complex numbers have the above properties (see arithmetic; analysis: Real
analysis). If the system has the property that when a is different from zero there is
a number ...
The geometrical representation of real numbers (243) (244) (245) (246) (247) (
248) (249) (250) (251) (252) ... H.) Fields Broadly speaking, a field is an algebraic
system consisting of elements that are commonly called numbers, in which the ...
The clear exposition of these ideas from the modern point of view is due to Georg
Cantor (1871). Real numbers, including both rational and irrational numbers, are
defined by Cantor as infinite sequences, x = (xu x2, x3,...),y = (yu y2, y3, ...),...
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