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A Principle of Countability

by Robert Kantrowitz (Hamilton College)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 2000

Subject classification(s): Logic and Foundations | Set Theory | Cardinality
Applicable Course(s): 4.11 Advanced Calc I, II, & Real Analysis

The set of finite words from a finite alphabet is countable; this principle is applied to show various sets are countable.

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