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Can someone recommend a good Set Theory textbook?

  1. Apr 2, 2009 #1
    Ideally covers lots of content in depth with lots of exercises and doesn't skip anything in hardcover. The only bit of set theory I know is the most very basic that would occupy the first chapter in a book that would require it. Self study, very motivated. :) Thanks!
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2009 #2
  4. Apr 3, 2009 #3
    Searching Amazon for set theory, I found what seems to be a good list. I haven't read any of these books, but all the reviews are excellent.

    Introduction to Set Theory by Karel Hrbacek and Thomas Jech
    https://www.amazon.com/Introduction...thematics/dp/0824779150/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_c"
    http://books.google.com/books?id=Er...as+jech+jech&ei=JCjWSafoHojINc_r0JEP#PPP1,M1"
    This seems like the best introduction, but I haven't looked through any of these thoroughly. Jech has also written another book on set theory. The reviews mention a companion exercise book, Exercises in Set Theory by Sigler.

    Classic Set Theory: For Guided Independent Study by Derek Goldrei
    https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Set-...sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238772055&sr=1-1"
    http://books.google.com/books?id=1d...c+Set+Theory+goldrei&ei=aSbWSZ2kKqTYMP3A4OEC"

    The classic is suppose to be Naive Set Theory by Paul Halmos.
    https://www.amazon.com/Naive-Theory...sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238772401&sr=1-1"
    http://books.google.com/books?id=x6...&dq=naive+set+theory&ei=nCrWSZvSBZqwMqSM6YED"
     
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