What is the difference between an axiom and a postulate?

Asked by SrijanSood | 20th Jun, 2009, 08:38: PM

Expert Answer:

Postulate is something which is  assumed without proof as being self-evident or generally accepted, especially when used as a basis for an argument

Axiom is  a proposition that is not proved or demonstrated but considered to be  self-evident, . Therefore, its truth is taken for granted, and serves as a starting point for deducing and inferring other (theory dependent) theory

Answered by  | 22nd Jun, 2009, 09:28: AM

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