Person: Cantor (2), Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp


Georg Cantor was a Russian-born mathematician who can be considered as the founder of set theory and introduced the concept of infinite numbers with his discovery of cardinal numbers. He also advanced the study of trigonometric series.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 3 March 1845, St Petersburg, Russia. Died 6 January 1918, Halle, Germany.

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Analysis, Ancient Indian, Geometry, Origin Russia, Set Theory, Special Numbers And Numerals, Topology

Axioms: 1
Chapters: 2 3
Definitions: 4 5 6
Motivations: 7 8 9
Parts: 10 11 12 13
Proofs: 14
Propositions: 15 16

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive