9780486824727

Set Theory: The Structure of Arithmetic

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486824727

  • ISBN10:

    0486824721

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-05-16
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

This text is formulated on the fundamental idea that much of mathematics, including the classical number systems, can best be based on set theory. Beginning with a discussion of the rudiments of set theory, authors Norman T. Hamilton and Joseph Landin lead readers through a construction of the natural number system, discussing the integers and the rational numbers, and concluding with an in-depth examination of the real numbers.
Drawn from lecture notes for a course intended primarily for high school mathematics teachers, this volume was designed to answer the question, "What is a number?" and to provide a foundation for the study of abstract algebra, elementary Euclidean geometry, and analysis. Upon completion of this treatment — which is suitable for high school mathematics teachers and advanced high school students — readers should be well prepared for introductory courses in abstract algebra and real variables.

Author Biography

Norman Hamilton and Joseph Landin were both on the faculty at The University of Illinois. Dover also publishes Prof. Landin's Introduction to Algebraic Structures.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. The Elements of the Theory of Sets
2. The Natural Numbers
3. The Integers and the Rational Numbers
4. The Real Numbers
5. The Deeper Study of the Real Numbers
Index.

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