Synopses & Reviews
"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. Illustrations.
Synopsis
By the author of "Fermat's Last Theorem", this title sheds light on a convoluted mathematical theory while providing a portrait of a complex man, George Cantor (1845-1918), whose work on the "continuum problem" drove him mad and into an asylum.
About the Author
Amir D. Aczel is the bestselling author of ten books, including Entanglement, The Riddle of the Compass, The Mystery of the Aleph, and Fermat's Last Theorem. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.