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The take home exam has been uploaded, in the file called
MAGICtestpravi.pdf
I tried to create an assignment with this name but there are problems uploading the files on that part of the site. So please just go to the files for the course and find the right file.
Best wishes, Mirna

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General


This course is part of the MAGIC core.

Description

This course is an extended version of a course that was given as an intensive course in the London Taught Centre in May 2008. That course was really well received by the studentsand I would like to build on that and their comments to develop even a better course this time!

The idea is that we go through basic set theory rather quickly, covering the axioms and basic concepts such as ordinals and cardinals. We adopt ZFC. Then we go and talk about a variety of mathematical subjects and say how set theory appears there: algebra, analysis, geometric group theory! Then we discuss independence, what does the independence means to you- , the incompleteness, the expectations on the foundation of mathematics.

One of the main goals of the course is to engage a working mathematician in thinking about foundations that are needed when one does mathematics.
Semester

Autumn 2011 (Monday, October 10 to Friday, December 16)

Timetable
  • Fri 11:05 - 11:55

Lecturer


Mirna Dzamonja
Email m.dzamonja@uea.ac.uk
Phone 01603592981
Interests set theory and interactions with mathematics
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Students


Photo of Stacey Aston
Stacey Aston
(Newcastle)
Photo of Kalyan Banerjee
Kalyan Banerjee
(Liverpool)
Photo of Cisem Bektur
Cisem Bektur
(Loughborough)
Photo of Anthony Chiu
Anthony Chiu
(Manchester)
Photo of Jacob Cook
Jacob Cook
(Leeds)
Photo of Michael Dymond
Michael Dymond
(Birmingham)
Photo of Mariano Galvagno
Mariano Galvagno
(Loughborough)
Photo of Robert Henderson
Robert Henderson
(East Anglia)
Photo of Benjamin Lang
Benjamin Lang
(York)
Photo of Nil Mansuroglu
Nil Mansuroglu
(Manchester)
Photo of Keith McCabe
Keith McCabe
(Durham)
Photo of Sammy Ragy
Sammy Ragy
(Nottingham)
Photo of Felix Rehren
Felix Rehren
(Birmingham)
Photo of Dragomir Tsonev
Dragomir Tsonev
(Loughborough)
Photo of David Ward
David Ward
(Manchester)
Photo of Dan Dan Yang
Dan Dan Yang
(York)
Photo of Rida-e Zenab
Rida-e Zenab
(York)
Photo of Albert Ziegler
Albert Ziegler
(Leeds)


Prerequisites


No prerequisites information is available yet.

Syllabus


Please see the file syllabus.pdf

Bibliography


Set theory Hajnal, Hamburger and Máté
Set theory: an introduction to independence proofs Kunen
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Assessment


The assessment will take form of a take home exam, which should be doable in 3 hours. An example of such an exam is given in the file "Magictest.pdf". The assessment will be set the last day of classes, 16/12 and it is due 31/12/2011.

Assignments


Final exam

Files:Exam paper
Deadline: Saturday 31 December 2011 (962.3 days ago)


Files


Files marked L are intended to be displayed on the main screen during lectures.

Week(s)File
magiclecturenotes2011.pdf
MAGICtest.pdf
MAGICtestpravi.pdf
MAGICtestpravi.pdf
syllabus.pdf
1-10lecture1.pdf
2-10lecture2.pdf
3-10lecture3.pdf
4-10lecture4.pdf
5-10lecture5.pdf
6-10lecture6.pdf
7-10lecture7.pdf
8-10lecture8.pdf
9-10lecture9.pdf
10lecture10.pdfL