Numbers, Sets and Axioms (Record no. 60114)

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fixed length control field 240423b 1982|||||||| |||| 00| 0 eng d
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
ISBN 9780521287616 (PB)
041 ## - LANGUAGE CODE
Language code of text/sound track or separate title eng
080 ## - UNIVERSAL DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Universal Decimal Classification number 510
Item number HAM
100 ## - MAIN ENTRY--AUTHOR NAME
Personal name Hamilton, A. G.
245 ## - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Numbers, Sets and Axioms
Sub Title : The Apparatus of Mathematics (PB)
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Name of publisher Cambridge University Press
Year of publication 1982
Place of publication Cambridge
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Number of Pages ix, 255p.
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc Includes References (247-248) and Index
505 ## - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note 1. Numbers<br/>2. The size of a set<br/>3. Ordered sets<br/>4. Set theory<br/>5. The axiom of choice<br/>6. Ordinal and cardinal numbers
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc Following the success of Logic for Mathematicians, Dr Hamilton has written a text for mathematicians and students of mathematics that contains a description and discussion of the fundamental conceptual and formal apparatus upon which modern pure mathematics relies. The author's intention is to remove some of the mystery that surrounds the foundations of mathematics. He emphasises the intuitive basis of mathematics; the basic notions are numbers and sets and they are considered both informally and formally. The role of axiom systems is part of the discussion but their limitations are pointed out. Formal set theory has its place in the book but Dr Hamilton recognises that this is a part of mathematics and not the basis on which it rests. Throughout, the abstract ideas are liberally illustrated by examples so this account should be well-suited, both specifically as a course text and, more broadly, as background reading. The reader is presumed to have some mathematical experience but no knowledge of mathematical logic is required.
650 ## - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical Term Set theory
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Topical Term Numbers
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Topical Term Axioms
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Topical Term Number theory
690 ## - LOCAL SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM (OCLC, RLIN)
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Mathematics
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Koha item type BOOKS
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The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India

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