- a collection of axioms concerning the properties of the set of all positive integers, including the principle of mathematical induction.
See also principle of mathematical induction.
Origin of Peano's postulates
named after G. Peano
Also called Peano's axioms.
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- a set of axioms that yield the arithmetic of the natural numbers
Word Origin for Peano's axioms
named after Giuseppe Peano (1858–1932), Italian mathematician
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