MATH 582 - Introduction to Set Theory
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Mathematics (MATH)
Department: LSA Mathematics
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Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 412 or 451 or equivalent experience with abstract mathematics.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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One of the great discoveries of modern mathematics was that essentially every mathematical concept may be defined in terms of sets and membership. Thus Set Theory plays a special role as a foundation for the whole of mathematics. One of the goals of this course is to develop some understanding of how Set Theory plays this role. The analysis of common mathematical concepts (e.g., function, ordering, infinity) in set-theoretic terms leads to a deeper understanding of these concepts. At the same time, the student will be introduced to many new concepts (e.g., transfinite ordinal and cardinal numbers, the Axiom of Choice) which play a major role in many branches of mathematics. The development of Set Theory will be largely axiomatic with the emphasis on proving the main results from the axioms. Students should have substantial experience with theorem-proof mathematics; the listed prerequisites are minimal and stronger preparation is recommended. No course in mathematical logic is presupposed.

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MATH 582 - Introduction to Set Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 0821802666
Discovering modern set theory, Author: Winfried Just; Martin Weese, Publisher: American Math. Soc. Reprint. w 1998
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0122384407
Elements of set theory, Author: Herbert B. Enderton, Publisher: Academic Press [Nachdr.] 1996
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780585243412
Introduction to set theory, Author: Hrbacek, Karel, 1944-, Publisher: M. Dekker 1999
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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