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What is a number? What is infinity? What is continuity? What is order? Answers to these fundamental questions obtained by late nineteenth-century mathematicians such as Dedekind and Cantor gave birth to set theory. This textbook presents classical set theory in an intuitive but concrete manner.

To allow flexibility of topic selection in courses, the book is organized into f
Hardcover, 444 pages
Published December 7th 2013 by Birkhauser (first published October 31st 2013)
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...The concluding section of paradoxes and special axioms is cogent and enlightening standalone reading. At first glance, this would seem odd to have material that contributes to developing theory and staking the limits of its applicability segregated off in a near appendix. However, this fits the informal approach where the author develops ideas often untethered by any specific axiom system. The result is a pace that moves briskly to connect ideas typically chapters apart and allows at times a ...more
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