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By Isaac Asimov

ISBN-10: 0449243990

ISBN-13: 9780449243992

Reasons of mathematical ideas and ideas are mixed with the background of arithmetic. contains basic math, sq. root, logarithms, or even imaginary numbers.

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Therefore Einstein preferred to criticize the foundations of quantum mechanics to save his theory. The main critical argument was presented in the form of a paradox in the foundations of quantum mechanics. This is the so called EPR (1935) paradox [71]. It will be discussed in Chapter 2. Presenting their paradox Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen wanted to save the real model MR of physical reality. However, at the same time their critique of the quantum mechanical formalism was the critique of the same model MR, because the real continuum has been inserted in the foundations of quantum mechanics.

To generalize these examples we consider the space: ° ° Sn,2 °° = {x = (xo, xI, ... ,Xn-1) : Xj = 0, I}. The following ultrametric corresponds to our heuristic ideas about the nearness of social types: P2(X,y) = maxO

1. The ring of rational numbers Q is a subring of each ring ofm-adic integers Qm. In particular, Q is a subfield of each field of p-adic numbers Qp. It is evident that we may construct the rings Qm as completions of Q with respect to pm. It is the standard procedure which is considered in books on number theory [38], [76], [173], [182]. However, we prefer to start with Qm,Jin. Rational numbers are not 'physical numbers' with respect to the m-scale. As we have already said, the quantity L = 1/2 is only an ideal element of Q3.

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