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September 8th, 2011, 01:42 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2011 From: Planet Earth Posts: 7 Thanks: 0  Set theory & I  Intro.
Peace everyone! Wanna introduce myself.... I'm a humble computer programmer who has a crush on mathematics.... Much like many people, I started asking many questions about math. and tried to find answers. I fell in the Calculus trap where it didn't provide any good answers to me, then I turned to Set Theory.... Now after 3 and a half yrs of working on Set theory (I work as a professional programmers so I read computer books also ), I need to start Math. from scratch as if I'm working on a Bachelor's degree. I would love to have any suggestions on this such as the best approach, what to do? Set theory was a little frustrating since the book I'm reading doesn't contain answers to exercies. I may start working on Set theory from scratch from another book then go tp Linear Algebra and so... Peace to you guys! 
September 8th, 2011, 08:57 AM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: Set theory & I  Intro.
Welcome! I'm in the same position  a computer programmer who loves math. I have some links at home to online resource (textbooks, etc.  all legit, no warez or the like) that might be helpful. You can also look into MIT OpenCourseWare though the material may be a little difficult compared to courses at other universities. 
September 8th, 2011, 11:37 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2011 From: Planet Earth Posts: 7 Thanks: 0  Re: Set theory & I  Intro.
Thanx for the reply, I actually started working on MIT's OCW/Linear Algebra: The harder the better Is it normal to spend long time trying to solve some set theory proofs bcoz I feel frustrated of their complexity.... I guess I will start working on a new book for set theory... I'm using Set Theory and Logic By R. Stoll... Many thanx again 
September 9th, 2011, 08:00 AM  #4  
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: Set theory & I  Intro. Quote:
I'm not familiar with that text, though.  
September 9th, 2011, 06:11 PM  #5  
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September 10th, 2011, 04:44 AM  #6  
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September 10th, 2011, 07:36 AM  #7  
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September 11th, 2011, 10:09 PM  #8  
Newbie Joined: Aug 2011 From: Planet Earth Posts: 7 Thanks: 0  Re: Set theory & I  Intro. Quote:
But also bcoz there's no mentor to shed some light on what to focus on and what not to .....  
September 11th, 2011, 10:11 PM  #9  
Newbie Joined: Aug 2011 From: Planet Earth Posts: 7 Thanks: 0  Re: Set theory & I  Intro. Quote:
Agree, I can't say it's a text book for undergraduates bcoz some proofs are lengthy or tricky or both :P Yet, it's a very good book ... I will keep exploring it at my own pace after finishing the part related to the construction of Real numbers...  
September 11th, 2011, 10:14 PM  #10  
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I'm trying to finish my Set Theory study at the constrcution of real numbers, I will proceed with "blue book" (Stoll's Book) but will start to cover new area. I working on linear algebra although I had that topic in uni. Set theory gave a new perspective on how stuff work.... Since I can do complex proofs (to some extent) , everything that seemed rules & laws to memorize became more enjoyable..... That's the gain I had from Set Theory study  

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