Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics: Second Edition (Dover Books on Mathematics)

Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics: Second Edition (Dover Books on Mathematics)


This vintage undergraduate textual content by way of an eminent educator acquaints scholars with the basic ideas and techniques of arithmetic. as well as introducing many noteworthy ancient figures from the eighteenth in the course of the mid-twentieth centuries, the ebook examines the axiomatic approach, set concept, endless units, the linear continuum and the genuine quantity method, and teams. extra subject matters comprise the Frege-Russell thesis, intuitionism, formal structures, mathematical common sense, and the cultural surroundings of mathematics.
Students and lecturers will locate that this stylish remedy covers an unlimited quantity of fabric in one kind of concise and readable quantity. every one bankruptcy concludes with a suite of difficulties and a list of recommended readings. an in depth bibliography and priceless indexes finish the text.

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