Tagged: Set Theory

A History of Set Theory

A set is a collection of things. A set can consist of numbers or letters (such as 1, 2, 3, 4 or a, b, c, d) or of objects (such as chairs or books). Set theory is the field of mathematics that deals with the properties of sets that are independent of the things that make up the set. For example, a mathematician might be interested in knowing about sets S and T without being interested at all about the concrete elements of the sets. The following article addresses the history of set theory, but it also serves as an...