ISBN-10:
0387940944
ISBN-13:
9780387940946
Pub. Date:
08/03/1993
Publisher:
Springer New York
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

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

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: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Hometown:

Palo Alto, California

Date of Birth:

March 16, 1947

Place of Birth:

Hull, England

Education:

B.S., King's College, London, 1968; Ph.D., University of Bristol, 1971

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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