Synopses & Reviews
From the Reviews: "...He (the author) uses the language and notation of ordinary informal mathematics to state the basic set-theoretic facts which a beginning student of advanced mathematics needs to know. ...Because of the informal method of presentation, the book is eminently suited for use as a textbook or for self-study. The reader should derive from this volume a maximum of understanding of the theorems of set theory and of their basic importance in the study of mathematics." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Table of Contents
Preface. 1: The Axiom of Extension. 2: The Axiom of Specification. 3: Unordered Pairs. 4: Unions and Intersections. 5: Complements and Powers. 6: Ordered Pairs. 7: Relations. 8: Functions. 9: Families. 10: Inverses and Composites. 11: Numbers. 12: The Peano Axioms. 13: Arithmetic. 14: Order. 15: The Axiom of Choice. 16: Zorn's Lemma. 17: Well Ordering. 18: Transfinite Recursion. 19: Ordinal Numbers. 2: Sets of Ordinal Numbers. 21: Ordinal Arithmetic. 22: The Schr der-Bernstein Theorem. 23: Countable Sets. 24: Cardinal Arithmetic. 25: Carnidal numbers.