|注意：||Translation of Beiträge zur Begründung der transfiniten Mengenlehre, two memoirs which appeared in the Mathematische Annalen for 1895 and 1897.
"Unabridged and unaltered republication of the English translation originally published in 1915 by the Open Court Publishing Company"--Title page verso.
|描述：||211 pages ; 21 cm|
|其他題名：||Beiträge zur Begründung der transfiniten Mengenlehre.|
|責任：||by Georg Cantor ; translated, and provided with an introduction and notes, by Philip E.B. Jourdain.|
One of the greatest mathematical classics of all time, this work established a new field of mathematics which was to be of incalculable importance in topology, number theory, analysis, theory of functions, etc., as well as in the entire field of modern logic. It is rare that a theory of such fundamental mathematical importance is expressed so simply and clearly: the reader with a good grasp of college mathematics will be able to understand most of the basic ideas and many of the proofs. Cantor first develops the elementary definitions and operations of cardinal and ordinal numbers and analyzes the concepts of "cardinality" and "ordinality." He covers such topics as the addition, multiplication, and exponentiation of cardinal numbers, the ordinal types of simply ordered aggretates, operations on ordinal types, the ordinal types of the linear continuum, and others. He then develops a theory of well-ordered aggregates, and investigates the ordinal numbers of well-ordered aggregates and the properties and extent of the transfinite ordinal numbers. -- from back cover.