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Single Idea 17889

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 5. The Infinite / g. Continuum Hypothesis]

Full Idea

Cantor's Continuum Hypothesis (CH) says that for every infinite set X of reals there is either a one-to-one correspondence between X and the natural numbers, or between X and the real numbers.

Gist of Idea

CH: An infinite set of reals corresponds 1-1 either to the naturals or to the reals


report of George Cantor (works [1880]) by Peter Koellner - On the Question of Absolute Undecidability 1.2

Book Reference

-: 'Philosophia Mathematica' [-], p.7

A Reaction

Every single writer I read defines this differently, which drives me crazy, but is also helpfully illuminating. There is a moral there somewhere.