The Spectre of Math

January 23, 2009

Number of equivalence relations

Filed under: Mathematics — jlebl @ 5:33 pm

I wonder what is the maximum number of equivalence relations that one defines in a paper before the paper becomes obnoxious.  I’m up to 3 now.  I have called them equivalence, Q-equivalence and spherical norm equivalence (yeah I have no imagination).  Out of the 3, one is standard, one is very natural, and one I just made up.

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