**BOOK SUMMARY :**

Contributions to the founding of the theory of transfinite numbers is not suitable as an introduction i unwisely disregarded caution from an earlier reviewer that cantors work would not be appropriate for a beginner in set theory i thought that i was reasonably acquainted with set theory but i do admit that i was not a math majorchapter 1 contributions to the founding of the theory of transfinite numbers introduction i if it is safe to trace back to any single man the origin of those conceptions with which pure mathematical analysis has been chiefly occupied during the nineteenth century and up to the present time we must i think trace it back to jean baptiste joseph fourier 17681830the famous articles dating from 18957 that founded a new branch of mathematics covers addition multiplication and exponentiation of cardinal numbers smallest transfinite cardinal numbers ordinal types of simple ordered aggregates and operations on ordinal types develops theory of well ordered aggregates investigates ordinal numbers of well ordered aggregates and morecontributions to the founding of the theory of transfinite numbers item preview remove circle contributions to the founding of the theory of transfinite numbers by georg cantor publication date 1915 publisher dover publications collection universallibrary contributor iisc language englishinternet archive bookreader contributions to the founding of the theory of transfinite numbers internet archive bookreader contributions to the founding of the theory of transfinite numbers contributions to the founding of the theory of transfinite numbers