Single Idea 13446

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 3. Nature of Numbers / g. Real numbers]

Full Idea

The real numbers were not isolated from geometry until the arithmetization of analysis during the nineteenth century.

Gist of Idea

19th century arithmetization of analysis isolated the real numbers from geometry


William D. Hart (The Evolution of Logic [2010], 1)

Book Reference

Hart,W.D.: 'The Evolution of Logic' [CUP 2010], p.18