The Joy of Sets

This text covers the parts of contemporary set theory relevant to other areas of pure mathematics.

The Joy of Sets

Author: Keith Devlin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146120903X

Page: 194

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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.

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