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KlirBo Yuan Limited preview - Apr 23 '15 at I can imagine that that would require some actual set theory. While it may seem small, it can take a surprising amount of time to read it, due to the tneory nature of set theory itself. Oct 15, David Lindelof rated it it was amazing.

I found this book to be rather basic. You're using the fact that the integers are a set, or that your graph has a power set, and the availability of separation or bounded comprehension. From this point of view the concepts and methods of this book are merely some of the standard mathematical tools; the expert specialist will find nothing new here. You must become comfortable with impliesif and only iffor allthere existsandand or.

The style of proof differs from the modern style. Though for all I know, that's the normal way for mathematicians to use that phrase. The book ends simply with th This is one of my favorite books, ever, even among nonmathematical books. An Historical Introduction to Cantor's Paradise.

I'm about to harp on the book for a spell, but please keep in mind that my overall feeling was positive. Set theory is vital to know in modern mathematics, but you almost certainly don't need the level of depth this Good introduction to set theory.

I was one of the first people to vote this answer, and I do agree with what you wrote there. Refresh and try again. Each section is only about 2 pages, but manages to cover a good amount of intuition. None of the concepts within were particularly surprising, but it was halnos to play with them first-hand. I stumbled on this book my accident, and gave it a read.

## Book Review: Naïve Set Theory (MIRI course list)

May 09, Meysam Ganji rated it it was amazing. Muhammad Kalvianto rated it really liked it Feb 16, My tentative suggestion is that you should find a more modern but similarly terse introductory textbook and read that instead. Open Preview See a Problem? If you have a good suggestion, you should leave it in the comments.

### Naive Set Theory by Paul R. Halmos

Axioms were presented as facts, not tools. Calder Morton-Ferguson rated it really liked it Jan 24, Still, it is interesting and a fun read for the curious. As always, it depends upon your goals. If a comparably short-and-sweet textbook written in the last twenty years can be found, I recommend updating the suggestion on the MIRI course list.

Introduction to the Theory of Sets. I just don't know what it is about it. While every mathematician is familiar with the former, a lot less are familiar with the latter, which is concerned with the theoretical foundations of the concept of set. Product Description Product Details This classic by one of the twentieth century's most prominent mathematicians offers a concise introduction to set theory.

yalmos Axioms are tools to constrain what you're talking about. The purpose of the book is to tell the beginning student of advanced mathematics the basic set theoretic facts of I'm extremely surprised you never came across it before given that you've taken courses in, e.

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