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Author Weaver, Nik, author

Title Forcing for mathematicians / by Nik Weaver, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Published [Hackensack] New Jersey : World Scientific, [2014]
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Contents 1. Peano arithmetic -- 2. Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory -- 3. Well-ordered sets -- 4. Ordinals -- 5. Cardinals -- 6. Relativization -- 7. Reflection -- 8. Forcing notions -- 9. Generic extensions -- 10. Forcing equality -- 11. The fundamental theorem -- 12. Forcing CH -- 13. Forcing [symbol]CH -- 14. Families of entire functions -- 15. Self-homeomorphisms of [symbols]I* -- 16. Pure sttes on [symbol](H)* -- 17. The diamond principle -- 18. Suslin's problem, I* -- 19. Naimark's problem* -- 20. A stronger diamond -- 21. Whitehead's problem, I* -- 22. Iterated forcing -- 23. Martin's axiom -- 24. Suslin's problem, II* -- 25. Whitehead's problem, II* -- 26. The open coloring axiom -- 27. Self-homeomorphisms of [symbols], II* -- 28. Automorphisms of the Calkin algebra, I* -- 29. Automorphisms of the Calkin algebra, II* -- 30. The multiverse interpretation
Summary Ever since Paul Cohen's spectacular use of the forcing concept to prove the independence of the continuum hypothesis from the standard axioms of set theory, forcing has been seen by the general mathematical community as a subject of great intrinsic interest but one that is technically so forbidding that it is only accessible to specialists. In the past decade, a series of remarkable solutions to long-standing problems in C*-algebra using set-theoretic methods, many achieved by the author and his collaborators, have generated new interest in this subject. This is the first book aimed at explaining forcing to general mathematicians. It simultaneously makes the subject broadly accessible by explaining it in a clear, simple manner, and surveys advanced applications of set theory to mainstream topics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Axiom of choice.
Continuum hypothesis.
Forcing (Model theory)
Set theory.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789814566018 (electronic bk.)
9814566012 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)