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A book of set theory

Author: Charles C Pinter
Publisher: Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2014.
Series: Dover books on mathematics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This accessible approach to set theory for upper-level undergraduates poses rigorous but simple arguments. Each definition is accompanied by commentary that motivates and explains new concepts. A historical introduction is followed by discussions of classes and sets, functions, natural and cardinal numbers, the arithmetic of ordinal numbers, and related topics. 1971 edition with new material by the author"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles C Pinter
ISBN: 9780486497082 0486497089
OCLC Number: 849801324
Notes: "A revised and corrected republication of Set Theory, originally published in 1971 by Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts."
Description: x, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Historical introduction --
Classes and sets --
Functions --
Relations --
Partially ordered classes --
The axiom of choice and related principles --
The natural numbers --
Finite and infinte sets --
Arithmetic of cardinal numbers --
Arithmetic of the ordinal numbers --
Transfinite recursion selected topics in the theory of ordinals and cardinals --
Consistency and independence in set theory.
Series Title: Dover books on mathematics.
Responsibility: Charles C. Pinter.

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"This accessible approach to set theory for upper-level undergraduates poses rigorous but simple arguments. Each definition is accompanied by commentary that motivates and explains new concepts. A historical introduction is followed by discussions of classes and sets, functions, natural and cardinal numbers, the arithmetic of ordinal numbers, and related topics. 1971 edition with new material by the author"--

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