The Joy of Sets: Fundamentals of Contemporary Set Theory / Edition 2
  • The Joy of Sets: Fundamentals of Contemporary Set Theory / Edition 2
  • The Joy of Sets: Fundamentals of Contemporary Set Theory / Edition 2

The Joy of Sets: Fundamentals of Contemporary Set Theory / Edition 2

by Keith Devlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387940944

ISBN-13: 9780387940946

Pub. Date: 08/03/1993

Publisher: Springer New York

This text covers the parts of contemporary set theory relevant to other areas of pure mathematics. After a review of "naïve" set theory, it develops the Zermelo-Fraenkel axioms of the theory before discussing the ordinal and cardinal numbers. It then delves into contemporary set theory, covering such topics as the Borel hierarchy and Lebesgue measure. A final

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This text covers the parts of contemporary set theory relevant to other areas of pure mathematics. After a review of "naïve" set theory, it develops the Zermelo-Fraenkel axioms of the theory before discussing the ordinal and cardinal numbers. It then delves into contemporary set theory, covering such topics as the Borel hierarchy and Lebesgue measure. A final chapter presents an alternative conception of set theory useful in computer science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387940946
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
08/03/1993
Series:
Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics Series
Edition description:
2nd ed. 1993. Corr. 2nd printing 1994
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Naïve Set Theory; 2. The Zermelo-Fraenkel Axioms; 3. Ordinal and Cardinal Numbers; 4. Topics in Pure Set Theory; 5. The Axiom of Constructibility; 6. Independence Proofs in Set Theory; 7. Non-Well-Founded Set Theory; Bibliography; Glossary of Symbols; Index

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