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The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity - Aczel, Amir D, PhD
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From the end of the 19th century until his death, one of history's most brilliant mathematicians languished in an asylum. The Mystery of the Aleph tells the story of Georg Cantor (1845-1918), a Russian-born German who created set theory, the concept of infinite numbers, and the "continuum hypothesis," which challenged the very foundations of mathematics. His ideas brought expected denunciation from established corners - he was called a "corruptor of youth" not only for his work in mathematics, but for his larger attempts ...

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The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity 2001, Washington Square Press

ISBN-13: 9780743422994

Revised edition

Trade paperback

The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity 2000, Basic Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568581057

Hardcover