julius wilhelm richard dedekind


[dey-di-kind; German dey-duh-kint]
Julius Wilhelm Richard [jool-yuhs wil-helm rich-erd; German yoo-lee-oos vil-helm rikh-ahrt] , 1831–1916, German mathematician.
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Dedekind (German ˈdedəˌkɪnt)
(Julius Wilhelm) Richard (ˈjuːlɪʊs ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈrixɑːt). 1831--1916, German mathematician, who devised a way (the Dedekind cut) of according irrational and rational numbers the same status

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julius wilhelm richard dedekind

German mathematician who developed a major redefinition of irrational numbers in terms of arithmetic concepts. Although not fully recognized in his lifetime, his treatment of the ideas of the infinite and of what constitutes a real number continues to influence modern mathematics.

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