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Title:
The mystery of the aleph : mathematics, the kabbalah, and the search for infinity
Author:
Aczel, Amir D.
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Publication Information:
New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
258 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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.
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ISBN:
9781568581057
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Book

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