MATH 783 (01) - Set Theory

Set Theory

Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Mathematics&Statistics
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 56759
Axiomatic set theory, including its history. Cantor's theory of infinite cardinal and ordinal numbers seemed laden with contradictions and paradoxes. A satisfactory treatment of these difficulties came with the axiomatic set theory of Zermelo and Fraenkel. This course develops the Zermelo-Fraenkel axioms and examines cardinal and ordinal arithmetic in the context they provide. The course then investigates the consequences of various additional axioms extending Zermelo-Fraenkel, such as the Axiom of Choice, the Continuum Hypothesis, large cardinal axioms of determinacy. Offered in alternate years.
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Prerequisite(s): MATH 531
Cross listed with : MATH 883.01
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Instructors: David Feldman

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MW 2:10pm - 4:00pm PARS N114