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Set theory was introduced by Cantor in 1872, who was attempting to understand the concept of "infinity" which defied the mathematical world since the Greeks. Set Theory is fundamental to modern mathematics - any mathematical theory must be formulated within the framework of set theory, or else it is deemed invalid. It is the alphabet of mathematics.
In this course we will study naive set theory. Fundamental object such as the natural numbers and the real numbers will be constructed. Structures such as partial orders and functions will be studied. And of course, we will explore infinite sets.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 1 two hour written examination (70%) in course assessment (30%)
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination paper (maximum of 100% resit and 70% resit with 30% in-course assessment).
Informal assessment of weekly homework through discussions in tutorials.
In-course assignments will normally be marked within one week and feedback provided to students in tutorials.