Basic Objects and Notation

  • Andrew McInerney
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


Most of modern mathematics is expressed using the language of sets and functions. This can be a significant hurdle for the student whose mathematical experience, possibly through the entire calculus sequence, has not included any emphasis on sets or set operations. For that reason, we review these basic ideas in this chapter with the goal of both establishing the notation and providing a quick reference that the student can consult when proceeding through the main part of the text.


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  • Andrew McInerney
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceBronx Community College City University of New YorkBronxUSA

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