Wacław Franciszek Sierpiński (Polish: [ˈvat͡swaf
fraɲˈt̠͡ɕiʂɛk ɕɛrˈpʲiɲskʲi] ( listen)) (14
March 1882 – 21 October 1969) was a Polish mathematician. He was
known for outstanding contributions to set theory (research on the
axiom of choice and the continuum hypothesis), number theory, theory
of functions and topology. He published over 700 papers and 50 books.
Three well-known fractals are named after him (the Sierpinski
triangle, the
Contents 1 Educational background 2 Life of Sierpinski 3 Honors received 4 Publications 5 See also 6 References 7 External links Educational background[edit] Polish
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Sierpinski square, a fractal In 1907 Sierpiński first became interested in set theory when he came across a theorem which stated that points in the plane could be specified with a single coordinate. He wrote to Tadeusz Banachiewicz (then at Göttingen), asking how such a result was possible. He received the one-word reply 'Cantor'. Sierpiński began to study set theory and, in 1909, he gave the first ever lecture course devoted entirely to the subject. Sierpiński maintained an incredible output of research papers and books. During the years 1908 to 1914, when he taught at the University of Lwów, he published three books in addition to many research papers. These books were The Theory of Irrational Numbers (1910), Outline of Set Theory (1912), and The Theory of Numbers (1912). Grave of Wacław Sierpiński When
W. Sierpiński (1964). Elementary theory of numbers. Monografie Matematyczne. 42. ISBN 0-444-86662-0. See also[edit]
References[edit] ^ "W. Sierpinski (1882 - 1969)". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 17 July 2015. External links[edit] O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Wacław Sierpiński",
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