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          Solved second midterm          Handout on ordinals
Basic information          Log of lectures (Updated 3/13)          Homework (Updated 3/17, some new solutions)

Solved final. The Final turned out to be quite difficult: the top score was 165, the median was 108 and there was one D. I think, however, that the class did very well on the whole.