An Elementary Course in Synthetic Projective Geometry by Derrick Norman Lehmer

An Elementary Course in Synthetic Projective Geometry

By Derrick Norman Lehmer

  • Release Date: 1938-09-08
  • Genre: Mathématiques
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This is mathematics book. Definition of one-to-one correspondence. Given any two sets of individuals, if it is possible to set up such a correspondence between the two sets that to any individual in one set corresponds one and only one individual in the other, then the two sets are said to be in one-to-one correspondence with each other. This notion, simple as it is, is of fundamental importance in all branches of science. The process of counting is nothing but a setting up of a one-to-one correspondence between the objects to be counted and certain words', one', two', 'three', etc., in the mind. Many savage peoples have discovered no better method of counting than by setting up a one-to-one correspondence between the objects to be counted and their fingers. The scientist who busies himself with naming and classifying the objects of nature is only setting up a one-to-one correspondence between the objects and certain words which serve, not as a means of counting the objects, but of listing them in a convenient way. Thus may be able to marshal and array his material in such a way as to bring to light relations that may exist between the objects themselves.

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