This weeks Throwback Thursday shines a light on Georg Ferdinard Cantor

ðŸ’¡In 1863 transferred to the University of Berlin to specialize in physics, philosophy, and mathematics.

ðŸ’¡In 1873 Cantor demonstrated that the rational numbers, though infinite, are countable (or denumerable) because they may be placed in a one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers (i.e., the integers, as 1, 2, 3,â€¦).

ðŸ’¡In 1895â€“97 Cantor fully propounded his view of continuity and the infinite, including infinite ordinals and cardinals, in his best-known work, BeitrÃ¤ge zur BegrÃ¼ndung der transfiniten Mengenlehre (published in English under the title Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers, 1915).

ðŸ’¡This work contains his conception of transfinite numbers, to which he was led by his demonstration that an infinite set may be placed in a one-to-one correspondence with one of its subsets.

Reference:

Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Georg Cantor". Encyclopedia Britannica, 27 Feb. 2022, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Georg-Ferdinand-Ludwig-Philipp-Cantor. Accessed 10 March 2022.

Books

Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers by Georg Cantor

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