Naïve set theory

  • Peter J. Cameron
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)


Set theory is the most fundamental part of mathematics. The definition of almost any kind of mathematical object (a group, a ring, a vector space, a topological space, a Hilbert space...) begins: a <thing> consists of a set, together with some extra structure in the form of operations, relations, subsets, sets of subsets, functions to the real numbers, or whatever. Also, as we will see, these operations, relations, etc. are themselves special kinds of sets.


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© Springer-Verlag London 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Cameron
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  1. 1.School of Mathematical SciencesQueen Mary and Westfield CollegeLondonUK

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