Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
set theory, infinity, Georg Cantor, Richard Dedekind, logic
In this chapter we will explore the notion of cardinality or numerosity from a more theoretical perspective. And our focus here will be on inﬁnite sets: what distinguishes them from ﬁnite sets, and what distinguishes them from one another. This is the central topic that initiated the development of Set Theory by the German mathematicians Cantor and Dedekind in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, from 1872 – 1897.
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