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The Resource The mystery of the aleph : mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the search for infinity, by Amir D. Aczel

The mystery of the aleph : mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the search for infinity, by Amir D. Aczel

Label
The mystery of the aleph : mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the search for infinity
Title
The mystery of the aleph
Title remainder
mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the search for infinity
Statement of responsibility
by Amir D. Aczel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aczel, Amir D
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA9
LC item number
.A236 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infinite
  • Cabala
  • Cantor, Georg
Label
The mystery of the aleph : mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the search for infinity, by Amir D. Aczel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-240) and index
Contents
Halle -- Ancient roots -- Kabbalah -- Galileo and Bolzano -- Berlin -- Squaring the circle -- The student -- The birth of set theory -- The first circle -- "I see it, but I don't believe it" -- Virulent opposition -- The transfinite numbers -- The continuum hypothesis -- Shakespeare and mental illness -- The axiom of choice -- Russell's paradox -- Marienbad -- The Viennese café -- The night of June 14-15, 1937 -- Leibniz, relativity, and the U.S. Constitution -- Cohen's proof and the future of set theory -- The infinite brightness of the chaluk
Control code
ocm44090620
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
258 p.
Isbn
9781568581057
Lccn
00041705
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The mystery of the aleph : mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the search for infinity, by Amir D. Aczel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-240) and index
Contents
Halle -- Ancient roots -- Kabbalah -- Galileo and Bolzano -- Berlin -- Squaring the circle -- The student -- The birth of set theory -- The first circle -- "I see it, but I don't believe it" -- Virulent opposition -- The transfinite numbers -- The continuum hypothesis -- Shakespeare and mental illness -- The axiom of choice -- Russell's paradox -- Marienbad -- The Viennese café -- The night of June 14-15, 1937 -- Leibniz, relativity, and the U.S. Constitution -- Cohen's proof and the future of set theory -- The infinite brightness of the chaluk
Control code
ocm44090620
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
258 p.
Isbn
9781568581057
Lccn
00041705
Other physical details
ill.

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