Bing, R. H. Formerly, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
Last reviewed:June 2020
- Cardinality of sets
- Well ordering
- Formation of sets
- Operations with sets
- Boolean algebra
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A mathematical term referring to the study of collections or sets. Consider a collection of objects (such as points, dishes, equations, chemicals, numbers, or curves). This set may be denoted by some symbol, such as X. It is useful to know properties that the set X has, irrespective of what the elements of X are. The cardinality of X is such a property.
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