Mathematician:Wacław Franciszek Sierpiński
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Polish mathematician who made considerable contributions to the fields of set theory, number theory and topology, among others.
Most famous for the Sierpiński triangle.
- Born: March 14, 1882, Warsaw, Poland
- Died: October 21, 1969, Warsaw, Poland
Theorems and Definitions
- Sierpiński's Constant
- Sierpiński Game
- Sierpiński's Metric Space
- Sierpiński Number
- Sierpiński Space
- Several fractals are named for him, including:
- Sierpiński Triangle, otherwise known as the Sierpiński Gasket or Sierpiński Sieve
- Sierpiński Square
- Sierpiński Carpet
- Sierpiński Curve
... and Sierpiński cookies have to be seen to be believed.
Results named for Wacław Franciszek Sierpiński can be found here.
Definitions of concepts named for Wacław Franciszek Sierpiński can be found here.
- 1910: The Theory of Irrational Numbers
- 1912: Outline of Set Theory
- 1912: The Theory of Numbers
- 1934: Introduction to General Topology
- 1952: General Topology
- 1956: Sur les décompositions de nombres rationnels en fractions primaires (Mathesis Vol. 65: pp. 16 – 32)
- 1970: 250 Problems in Elementary Number Theory
- 1920: took over the editorship of the journal Fundamenta Mathematicae (with Stefan Mazurkiewicz)
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Wacław Franciszek Sierpiński": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
- 1991: David Wells: Curious and Interesting Geometry ... (previous) ... (next): A Chronological List Of Mathematicians