Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorem/Historical Note

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Historical Note on Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorem

The Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorem is a crucial property of the real numbers discovered independently by both Bernhard Bolzano and Karl Weierstrass during their work on putting real analysis on a rigorous logical footing.

It was originally referred to as Weierstrass's Theorem until Bolzano's thesis on the subject was rediscovered.


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