set theory


set theory
The mathematical theory of sets.

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  • Set theory — This article is about the branch of mathematics. For musical set theory, see Set theory (music). A Venn diagram illustrating the intersection of two sets. Set theory is the branch of mathematics that studies sets, which are collections of objects …   Wikipedia

  • set theory — noun Date: 1936 a branch of mathematics or of symbolic logic that deals with the nature and relations of sets • set theoretic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Set theory of the real line — is an area of mathematics concerned with the application of set theory to aspects of the real numbers. For example, one knows that all countable sets of reals are null, i.e. have Lebesgue measure 0; one might therefore ask the least possible size …   Wikipedia

  • Set theory (music) — Example of Z relation on two pitch sets analyzable as or derivable from Z17 (Schuijer 2008, p.99), with intervals between pitch classes labeled for ease of comparison between the two sets and their common interval vector, 212320. Musical set… …   Wikipedia

  • Naive set theory — This article is about the mathematical topic. For the book of the same name, see Naive Set Theory (book). Naive set theory is one of several theories of sets used in the discussion of the foundations of mathematics.[1] The informal content of… …   Wikipedia

  • Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory — Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory, with the axiom of choice, commonly abbreviated ZFC, is the standard form of axiomatic set theory and as such is the most common foundation of mathematics.ZFC consists of a single primitive ontological notion, that of… …   Wikipedia

  • List of set theory topics — Logic portal Set theory portal …   Wikipedia

  • Implementation of mathematics in set theory — This article examines the implementation of mathematical concepts in set theory. The implementation of a number of basic mathematical concepts is carried out in parallel in ZFC (the dominant set theory) and in NFU, the version of Quine s New… …   Wikipedia

  • Morse–Kelley set theory — In the foundation of mathematics, Morse–Kelley set theory (MK) or Kelley–Morse set theory (KM) is a first order axiomatic set theory that is closely related to von Neumann–Bernays–Gödel set theory (NBG). While von Neumann–Bernays–Gödel set theory …   Wikipedia

  • Constructive set theory — is an approach to mathematical constructivism following the program of axiomatic set theory. That is, it uses the usual first order language of classical set theory, and although of course the logic is constructive, there is no explicit use of… …   Wikipedia

  • Paradoxes of set theory — This article contains a discussion of paradoxes of set theory. As with most mathematical paradoxes, they generally reveal surprising and counter intuitive mathematical results, rather than actual logical contradictions within modern axiomatic set …   Wikipedia


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