Saturday, December 20, 2008

Set: Explanation

Set is synonymous with the words, ‘collection’, aggregate’, ‘class’, and is comprised of elements.

The words ‘element’, ‘object’, and ‘member’ are synonymous.

Sets designated by specific letters.

N: natural numbers
Z : integers
Z+: positive integers
Q: rational numbers
Q+: positive rational numbers
R: real numbers
R+: positive real numbers
C: complex numbers

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