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• CommentRowNumber1.
• CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
• CommentTimeMar 10th 2020
• (edited Mar 10th 2020)

Since we had an unfulfilled link to almost mathematics and someone was good enough to tweet about it, I thought I’d copy it in. No time at present to neaten it up.

• CommentRowNumber2.
• CommentAuthorUrs
• CommentTimeMar 10th 2020
• (edited Mar 10th 2020)

added some references:

Then I changed the page name from “almost mathematics” to “almost module”.

Okay? Otherwise it seems too much like a contest for inventing the worst possible terminology ever. :-)

And notice that we have an old entry almost scheme already.

• CommentRowNumber3.
• CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
• CommentTimeMar 10th 2020

Sure.

Is there a hint of something differential going on?

• CommentRowNumber4.
• CommentAuthorUrs
• CommentTimeMar 10th 2020

Almost.

• CommentRowNumber5.
• CommentAuthorUrs
• CommentTimeMar 10th 2020

Just kidding. There should be. The “almost”-terminology is really a linguistic degeneration from “almost zero”, just in the sense of infinitesimals. I suppose? (I only almost looked at the literature…)

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