Winter 2013

Set Theory

**Room and Time**

- MW 3:00-4:20 in MS 5217

**Instructor**

D.A. Martin

Offices: MS 7935 and Dodd 355

Office Hours: Mon. 1-2 and Thu. 3-4 in Dodd 355; Wed. 2-3 in MS 7935

Email Address: dam@math.ucla.edu

**Grading**

Homework problems will be assigned and posted on this webpage.

**Text**

The only text is a set of notes that will be passed out as the quarter progresses. Notes passed out so far.

**Content**

The course will be an introduction to forcing.

**Prerequisite**

The official prerequisite is Mathematics 220ABC. What is actually needed is familiarity with elementary set theory based on the first-order ZFC axioms. This includes familiarity with such concepts as transitive sets, cardinal and ordinal numbers, the rank hierarchy, and transfinite recursion.

**Homework**

- Exercises 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4. Due Wednesday, January 23.
- Exercises 1.5, 2.1, 2.2. Due Wednesday, February 6.
- Exercises 2.3, 2.4. Due Wednesday, February 20.
- Exercises 3.1, 4.1, 4.2. Due Wednesday, March 6.
- Exercise 4.3. Due Friday, March 22.