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7-12-1831

Gauss to Schumacher: "I protest against the use of an infinite quantity as an actual entity; this is never allowed in mathematics. This infinite is only a matter of speaking, in which one properly speaks of limits to which certain ratios can come as near as desired, while others are permitted to increase without bound."

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Carl Friedrich Gauss
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Tuesday, July 12, 1831

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