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A related completion that preserves all existing sups and infs of S is obtained by the following construction: Richard Dedekind Square root of 2 Mathematical diagrams Real number line. A Dedekind cut is a partition of the rational numbers into two non-empty sets A and Bsuch that all elements of A are less than all elements of Band A contains no greatest element. See also completeness order theory. Dedekind cut Moreover, the set of Dedekind cuts has the least-upper-bound propertyi.
The notion of complete lattice generalizes the least-upper-bound property of the reals. The set B may or may not have a smallest element among the rationals. More generally, if S is a partially ordered seta completion of S means a complete lattice L with an order-embedding of S into L. This article needs additional citations for verification.
This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat In other words, the number line where every real number is defined as a Dedekind cut of rationals is a complete continuum without any further gaps. Integer Dedekind cut Dyadic rational Half-integer Superparticular ratio. Dedekind cut sqrt 2. Similarly, every cut of reals is identical to the cut produced by a specific real number which can be identified as the smallest element of the B set.
June Learn how and when to remove this template message. A construction similar to Dedekind cuts is used for the construction of surreal numbers. Related Articles
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Arara File:Dedekind cut- square root of two. The cut can represent a number beven though the cooupure contained in the two sets A and B do not actually include the number b that their cut represents. The important purpose of the Dedekind cut is to work with number sets that are not complete. It is more symmetrical to use the AB notation for Dedekind cuts, but each of A and B does determine the other. Moreover, the set of Dedekind cuts has the least-upper-bound propertyi. Integer Dedekind cut Dyadic rational Half-integer Superparticular ratio.