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:
Lectures: M - W - F, MS 5118, 12:00 - 12:50,
Section : T, MS 5148, 12:00 - 12:50,
Conference Hours of Moschovakis : M-W: 1:00 - 2:00, Friday 11:00 - 12:00 and by appointment, best made after class or by email.
Text: Notes on Set Theory, by Moschovakis (Second Edition).
We will cover Chapters 1 - 8, 11 and 12, as well as parts of Chapters 9 and 10 (as time allows).


Prerequisites: One of Mathematics 110A, 121,131A, or Philosophy 135, or consent of the instructor. To receive the "consent of the instructor" (and the Permit to Enroll that goes with it), you need to send me an email message with a list of the relevant courses in Mathematics or Philosophy you have taken and your grades in these courses.

Homework will be assigned on the homepage of the class and collected in section. It will not be possible to accept late homework.

Grading. The grade will be based on two midterms (about 40% of the grade), the final exam (about 40%) and the Homework, which will count for 20%.
The dates of the midterms and information about them will be posted on the class homepage at least two weeks before the test dates.




Fair warning. This class is more difficult, it is more abstract and it covers substantially more material than the typical, upper division math or philosophy class. It is especially fast-paced in the beginning, and if you stay behind in the first two weeks, you will never catch up.