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.
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
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
✔ Specialist skills | Intercultural skills | Communication skills | Critical thinking skills | Practical and/or problem-solving skills |
Students are given exercise problems related to what is taught in the course "Set and Topology I"
Course schedule | Required learning | |
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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 |
None required
Munkres, James R. Topology. Vol. 2. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2000.
brief exam (about 30%), oral presentation for exercise problems (about 70%)
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