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AuthorN. Megill Entered2004-01-08 10:30:22 by Ryanov
Editedit data record FreedomCopyrighted, doesn't cost money to read, but otherwise not free (disclaimer)
SubjectQ.A - Mathematics. Computer science (Mathematics)
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by Ryan Scott on 2004-01-08 10:30:22, review #366
better than 99%
better than 90%
This site is not really a book, but is more of a tutorial with a lot of reference information. Its purpose is to rigorously prove the foundations of virtually all of mathematics (using ZFC set theory); it takes common notions and theorems in math and and shows how they melt down all the way back to the axioms of ZFC set theory! There is a proof that 2+2=4 (very hard, actually) using these axioms. In addition, there are a lot of proofs about Hilbert spaces and the so-called Quantum Logic. You don't even have to know much math to carefully follow the proofs, because all proofs are given in complete and total detail; and in each step of the proof you can click on the step used and see the proof that that individual step is also true, back to the axioms. It's a huge web of truly rigorous, mathematical proofs of all the important statements that form the foundation of what higher mathematicians do. Definitely worth a look.

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