Set Theory

Fall 2021
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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Set Theory serves a dual purpose in modern Mathematics. It began as a set of handy tools for working with collections of objects, tools that are used in all branches of Mathematics. Later, in the early 20th century, those tools got formalized and extended into an axiomatic formal system that’s meant to serve as a rock-solid foundation for all mathematics. This course aims to give a thorough introduction to both approaches, and our work will lead us to some deep philosophical questions about the nature of mathematical truth itself.

This course is a standalone module in the Mathematical Systems program. Contact the faculty to take this as a 4 credit module in that program.

Registration

Prerequisites

Strong algebra skills. Previous experience with proofs and/or Discrete Mathematics is helpful but not required. 

Fall 2021 Registration

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Contact the faculty to be enrolled in the 4-credit Set Theory option in Mathematical Systems.

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

Mathematics, Education, Philosophy

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Upper Division Science Credit

Upper division science credit will be awarded for work in this course.

Schedule

Time Offered
Day
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Location
Olympia
May be offered again in
<p>2025-26</p>