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
Review
From the reviews: "This book is a very specialized but broadly useful introduction to set theory. It is aimed at 'the beginning student of advanced mathematics' ... who wants to understand the set-theoretic underpinnings of the mathematics he already knows or will learn soon. It is also useful to the professional mathematician who knew these underpinnings at one time but has now forgotten exactly how they go. ... A good reference for how set theory is used in other parts of mathematics ... ." (Allen Stenger, The Mathematical Association of America, September, 2011)
Review
From the reviews:
"This book is a very specialized but broadly useful introduction to set theory. It is aimed at 'the beginning student of advanced mathematics' ... who wants to understand the set-theoretic underpinnings of the mathematics he already knows or will learn soon. It is also useful to the professional mathematician who knew these underpinnings at one time but has now forgotten exactly how they go. ... A good reference for how set theory is used in other parts of mathematics ... ." (Allen Stenger, The Mathematical Association of America, September, 2011)
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.