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MATH 4730/5730: Set Theory, Fall 2019


Course description: 
From the catalogue: Studies in detail the theory of cardinal and ordinal numbers, definition by recursion, the statement of the continuum hypothesis, simple cardinal arithmetic, and other topics chosen by the instructor.

Duplicate degree credit not granted for: 
MATH 5730/4730.

MATH 2001 or MATH 2002 and one of the following: MATH 3001, 3110, 3120, 3140, 3170, 3210, 3430, 3450, 3510, 3850, 4000, 4001, 4120, 4140, 4200, 4230, 4330, 4440, 4510, 4520, 4540, 4650, 4660 or 4820 (all min grade C-).

Introduction to Set Theory, 3rd ed., by Hrbacek and Jech (1999).

You have free electronic access to the book through our library. Follow this link.

A hard copy of the text has been put on 2 hour reserve in Gemmill library.

Homework, Quizzes and Exams: 
During the semester there will be regularly assigned homework and quizzes, one midterm and a final exam. Your course grade will be computed according to the formula:

Grade = HW(30%) + Quiz(20%) + Mid(20%) + Final(30%).

You must take the final exam to pass the course.

Late homework will not be accepted and missed quizzes cannot be rescheduled. However, I will not count your two lowest homework scores nor your two lowest quiz scores.

You will be graded only on your written work. This work will be judged on the basis of correctness, completeness and legibility. Strings of formulas without explanation will not be accepted. Paragraph organization (where appropriate), complete sentences and correct punctuation are expected.

Homework: Usually due Wed
Quiz: Usually on Mon
Labor day: Sep 2
Midterm: Oct 11 (in class)
Fall Break: Nov 25-29
Last Day: Dec 12
Final Exam: Dec 15, 7:30-10pm.

Getting Help: 
Don't wait until it is too late if you need help. Ask questions! I am available during the office hours listed here and also at many other times. If you can't see me during office hours, then make an appointment with me to see me at a different time. I will also give short answers to questions sent by email.

Information concerning our class will be posted on my teaching web page under the link for Teaching. A copy of any document I hand out in class will be accessible from this page.