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- Mar 10, 2012

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Now I found a lecture series on youtube by a mathematician N J Wildberger.

He claims that the "Foundations of mathematics" are flawed. The area of mathematics he claims need to be revised thoroughly are:

1)Calculus/Analysis (Including the definition of real numbers- be it infinite decimals or dedekind's cuts or others)

2)Geometry/Topology

3)Algebraic Geometry

etc

Here is a link to lecture 94 where he claims that the cauchy sequence definition of reals is not quite correct.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcirwIwRIUw&feature=relmfu

He starts challenging the foundations of mathematics from lecture 87 onwards.

Guess you guys will find it interesting.