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Set theory by Thomas J. Jech

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Published by Springer in Berlin .
Written in English


  • Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages,
  • Set theory,
  • Mathematical Logic and Foundations

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This introduction to modern set theory covers all aspects of its two main general areas: classical set theory including large cardinals, infinitary combinatorics, desriptive set theory, and independence proofs starting with Goedel"s proof around 1938 followed by Cohen"s proof in 1963, whereby Cohen"s method of forcing probably had a greater influence on mathematics. The author"s primary emphasis is on forcing and large cardinals (on which he has collected an enormous amount of material which had previously been available only through scattered journal articles or private communication) but there is a substantial discussion of descriptive set theory and infinitary combinatorics as well. The author"s presentation is very well-organized and carefully worked out and has become a standard reference.

Edition Notes

Statementby Thomas Jech
SeriesPerspectives in mathematical logic, Perspectives in mathematical logic
LC ClassificationsQA248 .J42 1997eb
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] /
Pagination1 online resource (xiv, 634 pages).
Number of Pages634
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27087301M
ISBN 103662224003, 366222402X
ISBN 109783662224007, 9783662224021

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I wrote it in the rm belief that set theory is good not just for set theorists, but for many mathematicians, and that the earlier a student sees the particular point of view that we call modern set theory, the better. It is designed for a one-semester course in set theory at the advanced undergraduate or beginning. However if you really want to have a book which develops the concepts of set theory in detail, I suggest you to take a look at Fraenkel's Abstract Set Theory also. For more details see this answer. Furthermore if you have any philosophical questions concerning set theory, feel free to ask me here in this room. $\endgroup$ – user Nov 5. Aug 13,  · BTW, a set is an undefined object in Set Theory (like point, line and plane in Euclidean geometry). Really, so is the relationship of set membership. That is, sets are the objects in of our universe of discourse, and the atomic statements are and, where and are any variables. Set Theory. It is natural for us to classify items into groups, or sets, and consider how those sets overlap with each other. If we were discussing searching for books, the universal set might be all the books in the library. If we were grouping your Facebook friends, the universal set .

I offer no definition of what a set is beyond the intuitive notion described above. Instead, I am going to show you what can be done with sets. This is a typical approach to Set Theory, i.e., sets are treated as primitive s of the theory and are not definable in more basic terms. I adopt the notation in (4) for convenience. (4) a. A Book of Set Theory, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in , is a revised and corrected republication of Set Theory, originally published in by Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts. This handbook is the definitive compendium of the methods, results, and current initiatives in modern set theory in all its research directions. Set theory has entered its prime as an advanced and autonomous field of mathematics with foundational significance, and the expanse and variety of this handbook attests to the richness and. A historical introduction presents a brief account of the growth of set theory, with special emphasis on problems that led to the development of the various systems of axiomatic set theory. Subsequent chapters explore classes and sets, functions, relations, partially ordered classes, and Cited by: 6.