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Contents include: Sets and Relations — Cantor's concept of a set, etc.

Natural Number Sequence — Zorn's Lemma, etc.

Extension of Natural Numbers to Real Numbers

Logic — the Statement and Predicate Calculus, etc.

Informal Axiomatic Mathematics

Boolean Algebra

Informal Axiomatic Set Theory

Several Algebraic Theories — Rings, Integral Domains, Fields, etc.

First-Order Theories — Metamathematics, etc.

Symbolic logic does not figure significantly until the final chapter. The main theme of the book is mathematics as a system seen through the elaboration of real numbers; set theory and logic are seen s efficient tools in constructing axioms necessary to the system.

Mathematics students at the undergraduate level, and those who seek a rigorous but not unnecessarily technical introduction to mathematical concepts, will welcome the return to print of this most lucid work.

"Professor Stoll . . . has given us one of the best introductory texts we have seen." —

"In the reviewer's opinion, this is an excellent book, and in addition to its use as a textbook (it contains a wealth of exercises and examples) can be recommended to all who wish an introduction to mathematical logic less technical than standard treatises (to which it can also serve as preliminary reading)." —

Corrected (1979) reprint of the W. H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco, 1963 edition.

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ISBN 10 | 0486638294 |

ISBN 13 | 9780486638294 |

Author/Editor | Robert R. Stoll |

Format | Book |

Page Count | 512 |

Dimensions | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 |

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