# Do infinite sets have cardinality? ### Do infinite sets have cardinality?

A set A is countably infinite if and only if set A has the same cardinality as N (the natural numbers). If set A is countably infinite, then |A|=|N|. Furthermore, we designate the cardinality of countably infinite sets as ℵ0 ("aleph null"). |A|=|N|=ℵ0.

### What sets have the same cardinality?

Two sets A and B have the same cardinality if there exists a bijection (a.k.a., one-to-one correspondence) from A to B, that is, a function from A to B that is both injective and surjective. Such sets are said to be equipotent, equipollent, or equinumerous.

### What is the cardinal number of an infinite set?

Cantor called the cardinal number of infinite sets “transfinite cardinal numbers.” A set is countable if it is finite or if it can be placed in a 1-1 correspondence with the set of natural numbers, N = {1, 2, 3, …}. A countable set that is infinite has a cardinality of aleph-null. The symbol for aleph-null is .

### Are all infinite sets are equivalent?

No. It's not true. Taking "equivalent" and "matching indexes" as "equipotent", or "having the same cardinality" meaning "there exists a bijection" or a "a one-to-one correspondence" between the sets. If X is any set, then P(X)={A∣A⊆X} cannot be put in a one-to-one correspondence with X.

### Is an infinite set countable?

An infinite set is called countable if you can count it. In other words, it's called countable if you can put its members into one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, ... .

### How do you show that two sets have the same cardinality?

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### Do N and Z have the same cardinality?

Thus, we do have |N| = |2N|. △ The following example is so important that we'll call it a theorem. Theorem 28.4. The cardinalities of N and Z are the same.

### Can a cardinal number be infinite?

They may be identified with the natural numbers beginning with 0. The counting numbers are exactly what can be defined formally as the finite cardinal numbers. Infinite cardinals only occur in higher-level mathematics and logic.

### Which is a cardinal number?

1 : a number (such as 1, 5, 15) that is used in simple counting and that indicates how many elements there are in an assemblage — see Table of Numbers. 2 : the property that a mathematical set has in common with all sets that can be put in one-to-one correspondence with it.

### Which is an example of the same size cardinality?

• This example shows that the definition of "same size'' extends the usual meaning for finite sets, something that we should require of any reasonable definition. We say a set A is countably infinite if N ≈ A, that is, A has the same cardinality as the natural numbers.

### When do you say A and B have the same cardinality?

• Here is one way (the standard way) to define it: We say the sets A and B have the same size or cardinality if there is a bijection f: A → B. If this is the case we write A ≈ B .

### What does ex 4.7.3 show about cardinality?

• Ex 4.7.3 Show that the following sets of real numbers have the same cardinality: b) ( 1, ∞), ( 0, ∞) . Ex 4.7.4 Show that Q is countably infinite. (Hint: you can arrange Q + in a sequence; use this to arrange Q into a sequence.)

### When do two sets have the same size?

• This question really has no answer unless we agree on what "the same size'' means. Here is one way (the standard way) to define it: We say the sets A and B have the same size or cardinality if there is a bijection f: A → B. If this is the case we write A ≈ B .