id: 02353371
dt: j
an: 2003d.03262
au: Leonesi, Stefano
ti: Cantor, infinity and the continuum hypothesis. (Cantor, l’Infinito e
l’ipotesi del continuo.)
so: Boll. Docenti Mat., No. 46, 47-52 (2003).
py: 2003
pu: Repubblica e Cantone Ticino, Dipartimento dell’educazione, della cultura
e dello sport, Divisione della Scuola, Ufficio dell’insegnamento
medio, Centro didattico cantonale, Laboratorio di didattica della
matematica, Bellinzona
la: IT
cc: E60
ut: continuum hypothesis; zermelo; goedel
ci:
li:
ab: In the morning of August 8$^{th}$, 1900, at the Second International
Convention of Mathematicians held in Paris, in the opening lecture
David Hilbert set 10 of the 23 problems which were then still unsolved
and by him regarded as the basic challenges of mathematics for the
20$^{th}$ century. The first of these problems concerned the so-called
Continuum Hypothesis, enunciated by the German mathematician Georg
Cantor in 1877. First the article retraces the journey that led Cantor
to propose the mentioned hypothesis. Then it displays the after-Cantor
unfolding, making it an enjoyable to read, synthetic description.
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