The Rise of non-Archimedean Mathematics and the Roots of a Misconception I: The Emergence of non-Archimedean Systems of Magnitudes

  title={The Rise of non-Archimedean Mathematics and the Roots of a Misconception I: The Emergence of non-Archimedean Systems of Magnitudes},
  author={Philip Ehrlich},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  • Philip Ehrlich
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • Archive for History of Exact Sciences
As a matter of fact, it is by no means impossible to build up a consistent " non-Archimedean " theory of magnitudes in which the axiom of Eudoxus (usually named after Archimedes) does not hold. 

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