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I Georg Cantor Georg Cantor founded set theory and introduced the concept of infinite numbers with his discovery of cardinal numbers He also advanced the study of trigonometric series and was the first to prove the nondenumerability of the real numbers Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor was born in St Petersburg Russia on March 3 1845 His family stayed in Russia for eleven years until the fathers sickly health forced them to move to the more acceptable environment of Frankfurt Germany the place where Georg would spend the rest of his life Georg excelled in mathematics His father saw this gift and tried to push his son into the more profitable but less challenging field of engineering Georg was not at all happy about this idea but he lacked the courage to stand up to his father and relented However after several years of training he became so fed up with the idea that he mustered up the courage to beg his father to become a mathematician Finally just before entering college his father let Georg study mathematics In 1862 Georg Cantor entered the University of Zurich only to transfer the next year to the University of Berlin after his fathers death At Berlin he studied mathematics philosophy and physics There he studied under some of the greatest mathematicians of the day including Kronecker and Weierstrass After receiving his doctorate in 1867 from Berlin he was unable to find good employment and was forced to accept a position as an unpaid lecturer and later as an assistant professor at the University of Halle in1869 In 1874 he married and had six children It was in that same year of 1874 that Cantor published his first paper on the theory of sets While studying a problem in analysis he had dug deeply into its foundations especially sets and infinite sets What he found baffled him In a series of papers from 1874 to 1897 he
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