Sound and Fury

Signifying nothing

I’m having one of those things… A headache with pictures…

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So I looked into it and Topology and sigma-algebra are distinct things. Apparently a sigma-algebra need only be closed under countable intersection, whereas a topology requires arbitrary intersections to be included. Also topologies won’t necessarily be closed under complement, whereas sigma-algebras will be. But the smallest sigma-algebra containing some topolgy is called the “Borel sigma-algebra.” So that’s that all cleared up…

I took out a book on Euclidean geometry today written by none other than Charles L. Dodgson; better known as Lewis Carroll. Cool huh? And what is more, it’s written as a dialogue! I also recently managed to find Alfred Renyi’s Dialogues on Mathematics. So I’m pleased with both of them.

What with various talks and my being quite lazy I haven’t really managed to get a whole lot done today. And I’m to a conference tomorrow. So this week has been a bit of a write-off really. The real proper work on my dissertation kicks off on Monday. Hoorah!


Written by Seamus

June 25, 2008 at 5:03 pm

Posted in maths, me me me

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