Mathematician:Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor

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Mathematician

Georg Cantor is the creator of set theory.

He established the importance of correspondence between sets and helped to define the concepts of infinity and well-ordered sets.

He is also famous for stating and proving Cantor's Theorem.


Nationality

German


History

  • Born: 3 March 1845, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Died: 6 Jan 1918, Halle, Germany


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor can be found here.


Publications

  • 1867: De aequationibus secundi gradus indeterminatis
  • 1874: Über eine Eigenschaft des Inbegriffes aller reellen algebraischen Zahlen (On a Characteristic Property of All Real Algebraic Numbers)
  • 1883: Grundlagen einer allgemeinen Mannigfaltigkeitslehre (Foundations of a General Theory of Aggregates)
  • 1895: Beiträge zur Begründung der transfiniten Mengenlehre (Math. Ann. Vol. 46: 481 – 512)
  • 1897: Beiträge zur Begründung der transfiniten Mengenlehre (Math. Ann. Vol. 49: 207 – 246)
  • 1915: Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers (translation by Philip E.B. Jourdain of Beiträge zur Begründung der transfiniten Mengenlehre)


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