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Numbers, Sets and Axioms The Apparatus of Mathematics

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ISBN-10: 0521287618

ISBN-13: 9780521287616

Edition: 1982

Authors: A. G. Hamilton

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Following the success of Logic for Mathematicians, Dr Hamilton has written a text for mathematicians and students of mathematics that contains a description and discussion of the fundamental conceptual and formal apparatus upon which modern pure mathematics relies. The author's intention is to remove some of the mystery that surrounds the foundations of mathematics. He emphasises the intuitive basis of mathematics; the basic notions are numbers and sets and they are considered both informally and formally. The role of axiom systems is part of the discussion but their limitations are pointed out. Formal set theory has its place in the book but Dr Hamilton recognises that this is a part of…    
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Book details

List price: $82.99
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/13/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Numbers
The size of a set
Ordered sets
Set theory
The axiom of choice
Ordinal and cardinal numbers
Hints and solutions to selected exercises
References
Index of symbols
Subject index