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May 17th, 2018, 10:53 AM  #11 
Senior Member Joined: Mar 2015 From: New Jersey Posts: 1,545 Thanks: 110 
The rationals are just another one dimensional vector field with an infinite number of vectors, which can be put into 1:1 correspondence with the reals, as I have shown (the reals are countable) By finite I mean having a max number. 1,2,3,4,........... is not finite 1,2,3 is. Oh oh, I better get out of here. 
May 17th, 2018, 11:38 AM  #12 
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May 18th, 2018, 07:26 AM  #13 
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zylo, did you really mean to say "the reals are countable"?

May 18th, 2018, 07:44 AM  #14 
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May 18th, 2018, 09:55 AM  #16  
Senior Member Joined: Aug 2017 From: United Kingdom Posts: 270 Thanks: 81 Math Focus: Algebraic Number Theory, Arithmetic Geometry  Quote:
Note that there's more to a vector space $V$ than just the set $V$; there's also the field of scalars $F$. For example, if $V = \mathbb{R}$ and $F = \mathbb{R}$, then $V$ is a 1dimensional vector space. However, if $V = \mathbb{R}$ and $F = \mathbb{Q}$, then $V$ is an infinite dimensional vector space. Your drivel about $\mathbb{R}$ being countable doesn't even dignify a response.  
May 19th, 2018, 02:58 AM  #17  
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