Math 511: Set Theory

Fall 2012, LIU Post

Instructor: Dr. Corbett Redden. Life Sciences 243. David.Redden [att] Phone 516-299-3487.

Office Hours: Monday 12:30p - 2:00p, Friday 12:00p - 1:30p (or drop-in or by appointment)

Course webpage:

Homework Schedule

Textbook: Set Theory and Related Topics (Schaum's Outlines) by Seymour Lipschutz. McGraw Hill, 1998.

Class Meeting: Monday 5:00p - 7:40p. Life Sciences 273.

Grading Scheme:
2 Tests 30%
Final Exam 30%
Homework/Participation   40%

Tests: There will be 2 in-class tests, and they will be announced at least two weeks in advance. Each test comprises 15% of your final grade.

Homework/Participation: Homework will be assigned each class. It will be collected and graded at the beginning of next week's class. The lowest 2 homework scores will be dropped, and the homework comprises 40% of your final grade. My subjective evaluation of your participation may be used to slightly raise your homework grade, especially in the case of borderline final grades.

Final Exam: At the end of the semester, there will be a final cumulative exam worth 30% of your grade.

Course Outline: The course will basically cover Chapters 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8.

Description from Catalog: This course covers sets, Cartesian products, relations, functions, binary operations, finite and infinite cardinal numbers and its application to the development of mathematical systems. 3 credits.