Algebra Seminar, Ken Goodearl

Event Date: 

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event Location: 

  • South Hall 4607B

Title: Cardinals and ordinals

Speaker: Ken Goodearl

This will be a brief introduction to cardinals and ordinals, some of their properties, and operations on them. It is meant as a supplement for students to fill in something of a topic that is often used but not developed in various courses. (For instance, transfinite induction is based on ordinals.) Essentially no background is required, just basic logic and comfort with sets (especially infinite ones).