What is the difference between an Axiom and postulate?
Asked by applee123 | 2nd Nov, 2009, 10:19: AM
The differences are really subtle and pointed out by Proclus. They are listed below:
1/An axiom is self-evident assumed statement about something, and a postulate is a self-evident assumed construction of something. It's just like theorems and constructed theorems.
2/An axiom is an assumption common to all sciences, whereas a postulate is an assumption specific to a specific science being studied.
3/An axiom is an assumption of something that is both obvious and acceptable to the learner, while a postulate may be not necessarily so.
Answered by | 2nd Nov, 2009, 12:18: PM
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