Mathematician:Wacław Franciszek Sierpiński

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Mathematician

Polish mathematician who made considerable contributions to the fields of set theory, number theory and topology, among others.

Most famous for the Sierpiński triangle.


Nationality

Polish


History

  • Born: March 14, 1882, Warsaw, Poland
  • Died: October 21, 1969, Warsaw, Poland


Theorems and Definitions

... 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.


Ongoing Research


Publications

  • 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: 16 – 32)
  • 1970: 250 Problems in Elementary Number Theory


Sources