2016 Exercises in Set and Topology

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Academic unit or major
Mathematics
Instructor(s)
Honda Nobuhiro  Kawai Shingo  Nitta Yasufumi 
Course component(s)
Exercise     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue5-8(H103)  Tue7-10(H103)  
Group
-
Course number
ZUA.B202
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
2016/4/15
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course is an exercise session for the lecture course `Set and Topology I' (ZUA.B201). The materials for exercise are chosen from that course.

Student learning outcomes

Students are expected to
・Understand De Morgan’s law
・Be familiar with injectivity, surjectivity, and bijectivity of mappings
・Be able to determine the image and preimage of concrete maps
・Be familiar with many basic examples of equivalence relations and quotient sets
・Understand the difference between countable and uncountable sets
・Distinguish between semi-ordered sets and totally-ordered sets
・Be able to deduce strong properties of well-ordered sets
・Understand a few applications of Zorn’s lemma
・Understand equivalence between the well-ordering theorem, Zorn’s lemma and the axiom of choice
・Understand basic properties of Euclidean space and general metric spaces

Keywords

set, map, image and inverse image, product set, binary relation, equivalence relation, quotient set, cardinality of sets, countable and uncountable set, ordered set, totally ordered set, well-ordered set, Zorn’s lemma, the axiom of choice, well-ordering theorem, Euclidean space, metric space, continuous map

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students are given exercise problems related to what is taught in the course "Set and Topology I"

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 discussion session on the following materials: examples of sets, union, intersection and subset, complement Details will be provided during each class session
Class 2 discussion session on the following materials: De Morgan's law, distributive law, mapping between sets
Class 3 discussion session on the following materials: image and preimage of map, composition of maps, product set
Class 4 discussion session on the following materials: correspondence between sets, indexed set
Class 5 discussion session on the following materials: binary relation, equivalence relation, equivalence class, quotient set
Class 6 discussion session on the following materials: the cardinality of set, relation between cardinality, countable set
Class 7 discussion session on the following materials: cardinality of the continuum, uncountable set, cardinality of power set
Class 8 evaluation of progress
Class 9 discussion session on the following materials: order, total order, well-ordered set and their basic properties
Class 10 discussion session on the following materials: inductive set, Zorn's lemma
Class 11 discussion session on the following materials: ordinal number, comparison of cardinality
Class 12 discussion session on the following materials: Equivalence between the well-ordering theorem, Zorn’s lemma and the axiom of choice
Class 13 discussion session on the following materials: Application of Zorn's lemma
Class 14 discussion session on the following materials: Euclidean space, metric space, open set and closed set
Class 15 discussion session on the following materials: basic concepts on metric spaces

Textbook(s)

None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Munkres, James R. Topology. Vol. 2. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2000.

Assessment criteria and methods

brief exam (about 30%), oral presentation for exercise problems (about 70%)

Related courses

  • ZUA.B201 : Set and Topology I
  • MTH.B201 : Introduction to Topology I
  • MTH.B202 : Introduction to Topology II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students are expected to have passed [Calculus I / Recitation], Calculus II + Recitation, [Linear Algebra I / Recitation] and Linear Algebra II + Recitation.
Strongly recommended to take ZUA.B201 : Set and Topology I (if not passed yet) at the same time

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