By Zakon E.

ISBN-10: 1931705003

ISBN-13: 9781931705004

This ebook is helping the coed whole the transition from only manipulative to rigorous arithmetic. The transparent exposition covers many subject matters which are assumed via later classes yet are frequently no longer lined with any intensity or association: easy set concept, induction, quantifiers, capabilities and family members, equivalence kinfolk, homes of the genuine numbers (including effects of the completeness axiom), fields, and simple homes of n-dimensional Euclidean areas. the various workouts and non-compulsory subject matters (isomorphism of whole ordered fields, building of the genuine numbers via Dedekind cuts, creation to normed linear areas, etc.) permit the teacher to evolve this e-book to many environments and degrees of scholars. large hypertextual cross-references and hyperlinked indexes of phrases and notation upload really interactive parts to the textual content.

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In both cases, {An } is called a monotonic, or monotone, set sequence. This definition imitates a similar definition for number sequences: Definition 3. A sequence of real numbers {un }, n = 1, 2, . . , un ≥ un+1 ) for all terms. Notation: {un }↑ and {un }↓. If the strict inequalities, un < nn+1 (un > un+1 , respectively) hold, the sequence is said to be strictly monotonic (increasing or decreasing). Note 2. Sometimes we say “strictly increasing” (or “strictly decreasing”) in the latter case. For example, the sequences (1) and (3) above are strictly increasing.

10. Continuing Problems 8 and 9, let [x, y] denote the E-class of the pair (x, y) ∈ Q, with E as in Problem 8. For such E-classes, define inequalities, addition and multiplication as for pairs in Problems 8 and 9, replacing (x, y) by [x, y]. , independent of the particular choice of the “representative pairs” (x, y) and (p, q) from the E-classes [x, y] and [p, q] (use the consistency properties of E). Verify that all laws proved in Problems 8 and 9 hold also for E-classes (with “≡” now turning into “=”).

Example. Let R= 1 2 2 3 3 4 , S= 2 1 3 5 . Then RS consists of the pair (2, 2) alone, while SR consists of (1, 1) and (2, 5). This example shows that RS = SR; that is, the composition of relations is, in general, not commutative (even when they are mappings, as in this example). It is, however, associative, as is shown next. Theorem 1. For any relations R, S, T , we have (RS)T = R(ST ). Proof. By the lemma, it suffices to show that ((RS)T )[x] = (R(ST ))[x], for every x. But, by definition (see formula (1) above), we obtain ((RS)T ) [x] = (RS) [T [x]] = R [S [T [x]]] .

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