The Thought Occurs

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Reconstruing 'Solving An Equation' As 'Elaborating An Identifying Clause'

A mathematical equation is an identifying clause with the function structure:
  • Identified^Process^Identifier
Solving the equation involves elaborating the same relation until the unknown Token conflates with the Identified and its mathematical Value conflates with the Identifier, giving the function structure of a decoding identifying clause:
  • Identified/Token^Process^Identifier/Value
In a decoding clause such as this, the identity decodes the Token by reference to the Value.