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Sets, functions, and the continuum hypothesis

  • Martin Aigner
  • Günter M. Ziegler
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Abstract

Set theory, founded by Georg Cantor in the second half of the 19th century, has profoundly transformed mathematics. Modern day mathematics is unthinkable without the concept of a set, or as David Hilbert put it: “Nobody will drive us from the paradise (of set theory) that Cantor has created for us.”

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Aigner
    • 1
  • Günter M. Ziegler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für MathematikFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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