# Transfinite number

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

The order type of an infinite well-ordered set. See also Ordinal number; Cardinal number.

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[a1] | W. Sierpiński, "Cardinal and ordinal numbers" , PWN (1958) |

[a2] | M.M. Zuckerman, "Sets and transfinite numbers" , Macmillan (1974) |

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Transfinite number.

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