Axioms for the Field ℝ of Real Numbers
What are the real numbers and what can they do for us? The goal of this chapter is to give a working answer to the first question (the remaining chapters address the second). The present chapter should be regarded as a leisurely definition; read no more than is necessary to have a feeling for the axioms.
KeywordsPositive Integer Rational Number Nonzero Element Nonempty Subset Positive Element
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