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  • Author: Mirna Džamonja, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Paris
  • Date Published: October 2020
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108413145

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  • This quick yet detailed introduction to set theory and forcing builds the reader's intuition about it as much as the mathematical detail. Intuition, rather absent from the existing literature on the subject, here plays a large role. The reader will not only learn the facts, but will understand why they are true and will be brought to ask: what else could be true? Having presented forcing in Part I, the second part of the book discusses contemporary issues in the theory of forcing. It includes known and some previously unpublished results as well as many open questions. This is ideal for those who want to start a research career in forcing but do not have a personal interlocutor. Obviously, not everything about forcing is in this book. Many references are included to help the reader further explore the vast amount of research literature available on the subject.

    • A sleek introduction to the theory of forcing, which allows even those who do not have any background in set theory to understand the subject
    • Devotes the second part of the book to contemporary topics in the theory of forcing, including open questions
    • Includes previously unpublished results in the theory of forcing
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    • Date Published: October 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108413145
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Let's Be Independent:
    1. Introduction
    2. Axiomatic Systems
    3. Zermelo-Fraenkel Axioms and the Axiom of Choice
    4. Well Orderings and Ordinals
    5. Cardinals
    6. Models and Independence
    7. Some Class Models of ZFC
    8. Forcing
    9. Violating CH
    Part II. What Is New in Set Theory:
    10. Introduction to Part Two
    11. Classical Extensions
    12. Iterated Forcing and Martin's Axiom
    13. Some More Large Cardinals
    14. Limitations of Martin's Axiom and Countable Supports
    15. Proper Forcing and PFA
    16. $aleph_2$ and other Successors of Regulars
    17. Singular Cardinal Hypothesis and some PCF
    18. Forcing at Singular Cardinals and their Successors

  • Author

    Mirna Džamonja, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Paris
    Mirna Džamonja is an Associate Member at Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne. She works in logic, particularly set theory. The winner of a Lady Davis Fellowship and an EPSRC Advanced Fellowship, she wrote Théorie des ensembles pour les philosophes (2017). After years as a Full University Professor, she now researches and teaches logic in various international organisations.

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