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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] mathematics terminology

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<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_extra"><div class="gmail_quote">On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 4:20 PM, Brad Wilson <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href=""; target="_blank"></a>&gt;</span> wrote:<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><font color="black" face="arial"><div style="font-size:10pt;color:black"><div style="margin:0px;font-size:12px;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><pre style="font-size:9pt"><tt><font face="Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">As for {juvmeH mI&#39;}, things are rarely &quot;measured&quot; in integers, so using this for real numbers seems logical. Rational vs irrational numbers would be subsets of the real numbers. I like your idea of using &quot;precision of measurement&quot; to differentiate these. I could see {mI&#39; pup} used for rational numbers, ie. those that can be measured with precision.</font></tt></pre><pre style="font-size:9pt"><tt><font face="Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif"></font></tt></pre></div></div></font></blockquote><div>I would expect {juvmeH mI&#39;} to correspond to rational numbers, since the result of a measurement is always a rational number. I wonder what the words would be for precision, error, and tolerance. One word used in this context might be {DIch}, since the point is to make certain the measurement matches the actual quantity within a known margin of error. {Qagh} might not be the word for this type of error: why would being able to determine the distance to the target within 0.1 kellicams have any relationship to forgetting to seal the airlock?</div></div><div>~&#39;eD</div>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature">My modeling blog:          <a href=""; target="_blank"></a><br>My other modeling blog:  <a href=""; target="_blank"></a><br></div>
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