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Logic toolbox for mainstream mathematicians, fall 2015
Lectures and exercise class on Thursday 15.10. and Friday 1610. cancelled (lecturer still ill). Also the exam is postponed - see your mail for details.
- The first lecture is on Monday 31.8. at 10-12
- We start exercises already the first week with warm up exercises (done on site).
Weeks 36-42, Monday 10-12 and Thursday 14-16 in room B120. In addition, two hours of exercise classes per week.
Exams & project
There will be a final exam of the course on Wednesday 21.10. at 12-14.30 in the large auditorium (A111).
The deadline for the project is 1.11.2015.
The course is evaluated based on the exam (max. 24p), a project work (max 12p) and the exercises (max 6p). The project can be rather freely chosen as long as it relates to the theme of using logical tools in mathematics. It should be around 3-4 typed pages long. Examples of suitable projects are
- the Cantor-Bendixon rank
- some not too trivial application of transfinite induction (e.g. Goodstein's theorem)
- Fodor's lemma
- comparing Banach space ultraproducts to ultraproducts
- infinitesimals via ultraproducts
- applications of MA in analysis (or some other suitable field)
Lecture notes will appear here during the course. For a more thorough treatment (or a sneak preview of the subjects) you can consult e.g.
H. Enderton: Elements of set theory, Academic press. (intro to set theory; thorough intro to ordinals and cardinals)
K. Kunen: Set Theory An Introduction to Independence Proofs, Elsevier. (more set theory; cardinal arithmetic and Martin's axiom)
C. C. Chang, H. J. Keisler: Model Theory, Elsevier. (model theory; ultraproducts, also has an intro to ordinals and cardinals in the appendix)
Did you forget to register? What to do?
- Exercises 1 (warm-up exercises, done on site)
- Exercises 2 (corrected 8.9.)
- Exercises 3
- Exercises 4
- Exercises 5
- Exercises 6
- Exercises 7
3.9. Transfinite induction
7.9. Transfinite recursion, cardinality
10.9. Cardinal arithmetic
14.9. more on cardinal arithmetic; use in induction
21.9. stuctures and filters
28.9. Los's theorem
1.10. Applications of Los's theorem (compactness, non-axiomatizability)
5.10. Martin's Axiom
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