Julius Wilhelm Richard Dedekind

1831 - 1916

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Richard Dedekind's major contribution was a redefinition of irrational numbers in terms of Dedekind cuts. He introduced the notion of an ideal in Ring Theory.
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List of References (30 books/articles)

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A Poster of Richard Dedekind

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  1. Introduction to Richard Dedekind - the man and the numbers


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. GMFW (Stetigkeit und irrationale Zahlen -- in German)
  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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