Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers

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BiblioBazaar, 2009 - History - 224 pages
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Georg Cantor was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1845, but was educated and lived the rest of his life in Germany. He studied in Berlin and became a professor of mathematics in 1877. He was the creator of set theory and the founder of the theory of transfinite numbers. Cantor's most important work appeared between 1895 and 1897. In addition to developing the philosophical implications of his transfinite set theory, Cantor also studied the theological implications of his work. He founded the German Mathematicians Union in 1891 and served as its first president. It has been said that Cantor became mentally unstable in later life because the mathematics community did not immediately accept his work.

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