Descriptive Set Theory
by Yiannis N. Moschovakis
Publisher: American Mathematical Society 2009
Number of pages: 516
Descriptive Set Theory is the study of sets in separable, complete metric spaces that can be defined, and so can be expected to have special properties not enjoyed by arbitrary pointsets. This monograph develops Descriptive Set Theory systematically, from its classical roots to the modern "effective" theory and the consequences of strong hypotheses. The book emphasizes the foundations of the subject, and it sets the stage for the dramatic results relating large cardinals and determinacy or allowing applications of Descriptive Set Theory to classical mathematics.
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by Thoralf A. Skolem - University of Notre Dame
The book contains a series of lectures on abstract set theory given at the University of Notre Dame. After some historical remarks the chief ideas of the naive set theory are explained. Then the axiomatic theory of Zermelo-Fraenkel is developed.
by Edward V. Huntington - Dover Publications
This classic of mathematics presents the best systematic elementary account of the modern theory of the continuum as a type of serial order. Based on the Dedekind-Cantor ordinal theory, it requires no knowledge of higher mathematics.
by M. Randall Holmes - Boise State University
This textbook is intended to communicate something about proof, sets, and logic. It is about the foundations of mathematics, a subject which results when mathematicians examine the subject matter and the practice of their own subject very carefully.
by David Marker - University of Illinois at Chicago
These are informal notes for a course in Descriptive Set Theory. While I hope to give a fairly broad survey of the subject we will be concentrating on problems about group actions, particularly those motivated by Vaught's conjecture.