Memorial University of Newfoundland

Department of Mathematics
and Statistics

Atlantic Algebra





Faculty of Science


Yorck Sommerhäuser


Set Theory

  • Winter semester 2017
  • Course: MATH 3300
  • Course record number: 77061
  • Instructor: Y. Sommerhäuser
  • Schedule:
    • Time: Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 am-10:50 am
    • Room: C 3055
  • Start date: The course will begin on Monday, January 9, 2017. The lecture of Friday, January 6 will be postponed to a later date.
  • Office hours of Y. Sommerhäuser: Mon, Fri 1:00 pm-3:00 pm and by appointment
  • Textbook: P. R. Halmos: Naive Set Theory, Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer, Berlin, 1974
  • Outline: The course covers the entire material contained in the textbook. Important topics are relations and functions, equivalence relations and orderings, the Peano axioms, the axiom of choice, Zorn's lemma, the well-ordering theorem, ordinal and cardinal numbers, countability, the Schröder-Bernstein theorem, and Cantor's theorem.
  • Exams: There will be a midterm exam and a comprehensive final exam. The midterm exam takes place on Wednesday, March 1. The final exam takes place on Tuesday, April 11, from 9:00 am to 12:00 m in SN 4040.
  • Homework: Beginning Monday, January 16, a weekly exercise sheet will be handed out. This has to be submitted in class on the following Monday. There will be no exercise sheet during the week of the midterm exam and no exercise sheets during the last two weeks of the semester. In addition, a reading assignment from the textbook will be given in every lecture.
  • Prerequisite: MATH 2320 (Discrete Mathematics)
  • Examination criteria: The final mark will be computed using the following weights.
    • Homework: 20 percent
    • Midterm exam: 30 percent
    • Final exam: 50 percent
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