Accession Number : AD0285310

Title :   AN INTRODUCTION TO SET THEORY

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : GORDON,CHARLES K.

Report Date : 27 JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The terminology, symbology, axioms, and some principal theorems of set theory are presented in sufficient detail to permit their use and to stimulate study of additional areas of application. The organization and style of the presentation are deliberately informal and are intended to guide the inexperienced reader toward a sound comprehension of principles and of one fruitful application. Examples and analogies drawn from common experience supplement the mathematical derivations. The application of set theory to probability theory is demonstrated. Three references are cited. Mastery of this material will afford the background necessary for advanced study, for understanding other applications, and for evaluating the potential usefulness of set theory in the reader's professional specialty. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ALGEBRA, *CONVEX SETS, *MAPPING, *MEASURE THEORY, *PROBABILITY, *TOPOLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE