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Schaum's Outline of Set Theory and Related Topics Paperback – Jul 22 1998
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From the Back Cover
Master set theory with Schaum's--the high-performance study guide. It will help you cut study time, hone problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best on exams!
Students love Schaum's Outlines because they produce results. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students improve their test scores and final grades with these indispensable study guides. Get the edge on your classmates. Use Schaum's!
If you don't have a lot of time but want to excel in class, this book helps you: Brush up before tests Find answers fast Study quickly and more effectively Get the big picture without spending hours poring over lengthy textbooks.
Schaum's Outlines give you the information teachers expect you to know in a handy and succinct format--without overwhelming you with unnecessary details. You get a complete overview of the subject. Plus, you get plenty of practice exercises to test your skill. Compatible with any classroom text, Schaum's lets you study at your own pace and reminds you of all the important facts you need to remember--fast! And Schaum's are so complete, they're perfect for preparing for graduate or professional exams.
Inside, you will find: 530 detailed problems with step-by-step solutions Clear, concise explanations of set theory, relations and functions, cardinal and ordinal numbers, and more Help with partially and totally ordered sets and the axiom of choice Answered exercises for improving your problem-solving skills
If you want top grades and thorough understanding of set theory, this powerful study tool is the best tutor you can have!
About the Author
He is a Ph.D and a Professor of Mathematics in Temple University
Top Customer Reviews
I am an IT consultant so, although this book has a much wider audience, I am focusing my review on how this book applies to IT. Because many e-commerce systems are being designed using role-based access controls that are independent of any specific application it is essential that the designers have a thorough understanding of set theory. As such, I think this book is an indispensable quick reference guide for IT security specialists, system architects and QA team members who need to brush op on the subject. These folks design, validate and verify systems that require strong security from within and outside of their organizations. This type of work requires a provably correct design that can only be approached with set theory. Moreover, the testing of the design, as implemented, also requires an understanding of this subject in order to develop a viable test strategy and produce test cases. Given the fact that most IT professionals are not versed in set theory, this book is one of the quickest ways to get up-to-speed.
Among the highlights of this book are: the paradoxes in set theory, which is "must reading" regardless of how you intend to use the knowledge and skills that this book provides, algebra of propositions and logical reasoning.
This book is clearly written, however, the material requires a strong dedication to learning because the subject is complex and dry. No author, regardless of his or her writing skills can change that. If you need to understand set theory and don't know where to begin, this book is one of the best starting points I have come across.
In addition to the solved problems, there are supplementary problems to test your understanding of the material. At the end of each chapter, the answers are printed for you to check your work.
The discussions of set theory include definitions to ensure that you are familiar with the lingo. There are also plenty of examples to illustrate the author's meaning. With all the information on set theory, there are also chapters on quantifiers, boolean algebra, logical reasoning, and the algebra of propositions.
This book provides some good assistance in learning set theory.
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