# THE INFINITE

@inproceedings{Relief2007THEI, title={THE INFINITE}, author={Katrina Relief}, year={2007} }

Until the 19th century the study of the in nite was an exclusive domain of philosophers and theologians. For mathematicians, while the concept of in nity was crucial in applications of calculus and in nite series, the in nite itself was (to paraphrase Gauss) just \the manner of speaking." Indeed, 18th century mathematics, even with its frequent use of in nite sequences and in nitesimals, had no real need to study the concept of in nity itself. The increasing use of abstract functions of real… Expand

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