MAGIC050: Set Theory

Course details

A core MAGIC course

Semester

Autumn 2011
Monday, October 10th to Friday, December 16th

Hours

Live lecture hours
10
Recorded lecture hours
0
Total advised study hours
0

Timetable

Fridays
11:05 - 11:55

Announcements

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

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.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites information is available yet.

Syllabus

Please see the file syllabus.pdf

Lecturer

  • MD

    Dr Mirna Dzamonja

    University
    University of East Anglia

Bibliography

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Assessment

The assessment for this course will be released on Monday 21st September 2020 and is due in by Saturday 31st December 2011 at 23:59.

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.

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Files

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Lectures

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