Introduction to set theory
Mathematics M114S and Philosophy M134, Winter 2018


Instructor: Yiannis N. Moschovakis, MS 6240, ynm@math.ucla.edu, www.math.ucla.edu/~ynm
Teaching Assistant: Assaf Shani, MS 2344
Lectures : M - W - F, MS 5118, 12:00 - 12:50
Discussion Section: T, MS 5148, 12:00 - 12:50
Conference Hours of Moschovakis : M : 1:00 - 2:00, W : 1:00 - 2:00, F : 11:00 -12:00
   and by appointment (talk to me or email me)
Conference Hours of Assaf: M : 10:00 - 11:00, Tues 11:00 - 12:00

Contents: Naive set theory, Cantor's basic theorems, the paradoxes; axiomatic set theory, relations and functions, cardinal numbers; the natural numbers, proof by induction and definition by recursion; well orderings, proof  by transfinite induction and definition by transfinite recursion; the axiom of choice, cardinal arithmetic; replacement, ordinal numbers and the cumulative hierarchy of  sets.

Visit this page often for Homework assignments, the log of lectures, etc.

Solved first midterm
Basic information          Log of lectures (Updated 2/27)          Homework (#7 solved, #8 posted)


The Second midterm will be given in section on Tuesday, March 6.

It will be based on Chapters 7, 8 and 9, leaving out the (few) parts that we did not cover. It will be similar in structure and difficulty to the first one, except that the number of "free" points will be somewhat smaller.

Notice that HW #8 is due on Monday, so I can post the solutions before the test.

There will be a review session on Monday, March 5 5:00 - 6:30 in MS 6221 and I am available for extra conference hours for Thursday, Friday and Monday.