The Axiom of Choice

Author: Thomas J. Jech
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486318257
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Mathematics

Comprehensive and self-contained text examines the axiom's relative strengths and consequences, including its consistency and independence, relation to permutation models, and examples and counterexamples of its use. 1973 edition.

Zermelo s Axiom of Choice

Author: Gregory H. Moore
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486488417
Release Date: 2012-09-20
Genre: Mathematics

"This book chronicles the work of mathematician Ernst Zermelo (1871-1953) and his development of set theory's crucial principle, the axiom of choice. It covers the axiom's formulation during the early 20th century, the controversy it engendered, and its current central place in set theory and mathematical logic. 1982 edition"--

Logic for Mathematicians

Author: J. Barkley Rosser
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486468983
Release Date: 2008-12-18
Genre: Mathematics

Hailed by the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society as "undoubtedly a major addition to the literature of mathematical logic," this volume examines the essential topics and theorems of mathematical reasoning. No background in logic is assumed, and the examples are chosen from a variety of mathematical fields. Starting with an introduction to symbolic logic, the first eight chapters develop logic through the restricted predicate calculus. Topics include the statement calculus, the use of names, an axiomatic treatment of the statement calculus, descriptions, and equality. Succeeding chapters explore abstract set theory—with examinations of class membership as well as relations and functions—cardinal and ordinal arithmetic, and the axiom of choice. An invaluable reference book for all mathematicians, this text is suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Numerous exercises make it particularly appropriate for classroom use.

Axiomatic Set Theory

Author: Patrick Suppes
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486136875
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Mathematics

Geared toward upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this treatment examines the basic paradoxes and history of set theory and advanced topics such as relations and functions, equipollence, more. 1960 edition.

A Book of Set Theory

Author: Charles C Pinter
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486497082
Release Date: 2014-07-23
Genre: Mathematics

"This accessible approach to set theory for upper-level undergraduates poses rigorous but simple arguments. Each definition is accompanied by commentary that motivates and explains new concepts. A historical introduction is followed by discussions of classes and sets, functions, natural and cardinal numbers, the arithmetic of ordinal numbers, and related topics. 1971 edition with new material by the author"--

A Primer on Hilbert Space Theory

Author: Carlo Alabiso
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319037134
Release Date: 2014-10-08
Genre: Science

This book is an introduction to the theory of Hilbert space, a fundamental tool for non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Linear, topological, metric, and normed spaces are all addressed in detail, in a rigorous but reader-friendly fashion. The rationale for an introduction to the theory of Hilbert space, rather than a detailed study of Hilbert space theory itself, resides in the very high mathematical difficulty of even the simplest physical case. Within an ordinary graduate course in physics there is insufficient time to cover the theory of Hilbert spaces and operators, as well as distribution theory, with sufficient mathematical rigor. Compromises must be found between full rigor and practical use of the instruments. The book is based on the author's lessons on functional analysis for graduate students in physics. It will equip the reader to approach Hilbert space and, subsequently, rigged Hilbert space, with a more practical attitude. With respect to the original lectures, the mathematical flavor in all subjects has been enriched. Moreover, a brief introduction to topological groups has been added in addition to exercises and solved problems throughout the text. With these improvements, the book can be used in upper undergraduate and lower graduate courses, both in Physics and in Mathematics.

Naive Mengenlehre

Author: Paul R. Halmos
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525405278
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Arithmetic


The Gentle Art of Mathematics

Author: Dan Pedoe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486164069
Release Date: 2012-12-27
Genre: Science

This lighthearted work uses a variety of practical applications and puzzles to take a look at today's mathematical trends. In nine chapters, Professor Pedoe covers mathematical games, chance and choice, automatic thinking, and more.

Basic Set Theory

Author: Azriel Levy
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486150734
Release Date: 2012-06-11
Genre: Mathematics

The first part of this advanced-level text covers pure set theory, and the second deals with applications and advanced topics (point set topology, real spaces, Boolean algebras, infinite combinatorics and large cardinals). 1979 edition.

Proof Theory

Author: Gaisi Takeuti
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486490731
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

Focusing on Gentzen-type proof theory, this volume presents a detailed overview of creative works by author Gaisi Takeuti and other twentieth-century logicians. The text explores applications of proof theory to logic as well as other areas of mathematics. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics, this long-out-of-print monograph forms a cornerstone for any library in mathematical logic and related topics. The three-part treatment begins with an exploration of first order systems, including a treatment of predicate calculus involving Gentzen's cut-elimination theorem and the theory of natural numbers in terms of Gödel's incompleteness theorem and Gentzen's consistency proof. The second part, which considers second order and finite order systems, covers simple type theory and infinitary logic. The final chapters address consistency problems with an examination of consistency proofs and their applications.

Foundations and Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics

Author: Howard Eves
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486132204
Release Date: 2012-04-10
Genre: Mathematics

Third edition of popular undergraduate-level text offers historic overview, readable treatment of mathematics before Euclid, Euclid's Elements, non-Euclidean geometry, algebraic structure, formal axiomatics, sets, more. Problems, some with solutions. Bibliography.

A Bridge to Advanced Mathematics

Author: Dennis Sentilles
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486482194
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Mathematics

"This helpful "bridge" book offers students the foundations they need to understand advanced mathematics, spanning the gap between practically oriented and theoretically orientated courses. Part 1 provides the most basic tools, examples, and motivation for the manner, method, and material of higher mathematics. Part 2 covers sets, relations, functions, infinite sets, and mathematical proofs and reasoning. 1975 edition"--Provided by publisher.

An Outline of Set Theory

Author: James M. Henle
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486453378
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Mathematics

An innovative problem-oriented introduction to set theory, this volume is intended for undergraduate courses in which students work in groups on projects and present their solutions to the class. The three-part treatment consists of problems, hints for their solutions, and complete answers. 1986 edition.

Das egoistische Gen

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642553912
Release Date: 2014-06-20
Genre: Science

p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.