Math 511: Set Theory

Fall 2015, LIU Post

Instructor: Dr. Corbett Redden. Life Sciences 237. Corbett [dot] Redden [att] liu [dot] edu. Phone 516-299-3487.

Office Hours: Monday 3:00p - 4:45p 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 143.

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

Tests: There will be 2 in-class tests, and they will be announced at least two weeks in advance. Each test comprises 20% of your final grade.

Homework/Participation: Homework will be assigned each class, and I will check it at the beginning of the next week's class. A score will be assigned based upon the perceived effort and correctness of your homework, together with your participation/attendance for that week. The lowest two scores will be dropped, and the total score will comprise 30% of your grade.

Final Exam: At the end of the semester, there will be a final cumulative exam worth 30% of your grade. This will occur during the regularly scheduled class time on Monday, December 21.

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)

Important Dates:
Sept 21 Last day to add/drop or late register
Oct 12 No classes (Columbus Day)
Oct 13 Monday classes meet
Nov 6 Last day to opt for P/F or withdraw
Dec 7Last regular class
Dec 14Review/Makeup class
Dec 21 Final Exam