Class meets in Science Center 411 (right by the elevators) from 1:00pm-2:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Justin Cavitt is your CA.

- Boney: Monday-Friday, 2:00-3:00pm in Science Center 238
- Cavitt: Thursday, 7pm in Science Center 304

Homework (see below) is due every Tuesday.

I don't do office hours, I do candy hours. These are just like office hours, but with candy. Feel free to come just for the candy (or just for the math).

The textbook for this class is "Set Theory: The Independence Phenomenon" by Peter Koellner.

Midterm: October 11

Final: December 12, 2pm

Grade Breakdown:

Homework | 60% |

Midterm | 20% |

Final | 20% |

Beyond the class specifics in the syllabus, this page provides some general guidelines for classes that we should all know, but are also worth making explicit.

Homework will cover material from the previous week and will be posted no later than a week before it's due.

This year, the math department is starting Math Night where you can go to work with other set theorists on your problem sets.

Assignment | Due Date | |
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ZF-whatsit? | HW1 | Sep. 6 |

I recognize that this is due the second day of class, but want to give you an opportunity to see what homework is like during reading period (and an opportunity to try out Math Night!). | ||

I Axiom of Choose you! | HW2 | Sep. 13 |

Problems 5 and 6 are being moved to next weeks homework, so you don't need to do them. | ||

Every day I'm well-ordering | HW3 | Sep. 22 |

Homework is due Thursday this week instead of Tuesday. | ||

Ordinals on Ordinals | HW4 | Oct. 4 |

No homework due the week of Sep. 27 and 29. | ||

Midterm | N/A | Oct. 11 |

Midterm Review | ||

There will be an in-class midterm on Oct. 11. A review will be posted. | ||

No Homework | N/A | Oct. 18 |

Baire-ly the real numbers | HW5 | Oct. 25 |

Ultrahomework | HW6 | Nov. 1 |

Seeing set theory for the trees | HW7 | Nov. 8 |

Remember to vote if you're able. | ||

These HW puns are tree-rific | HW8 | Nov. 15 |

Models of Set Theory | HW9 | Nov. 29 |

Last homework |
HW10 | Dec. 1 |

Notes | |
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Notes on Transfinite Recursion | |

Notes on Cofinality | |

Midterm Exam | |

Notes on Ultrafilters | |

"The Banach-Tarski Paradox" by Tom Weston | html |

Notes on Normalizing Suslin Trees | |

Notes on Defining L |

Office: Science Center 238

Candy Hours: Monday 12:30-1:30pm; Thursday 3:00-4:00pm

Extra Candy Hours for the midterm will be held Saturday, October 8 from 2:00-4:00pm

I'm also in my office most of the day, so please email me if you'd like to meet some other time.

Email: justincavitt@college.harvard.edu

Office Hours: Sunday 6-7pm in SC 304

Justin will often also be at Math Night.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at wboney@math.harvard.edu.

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