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Timothy Y Chow: A beginner's guide to forcing

Timothy Y Chow: A beginner's guide to forcing

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Contemporary Mathematics

arXiv:0712.1320v2 [math.LO] 8 May 2008

A beginner’s guide to forcing
Timothy Y. Chow
Dedicated to Joseph Gallian on his 65th birthday

1. Introduction In 1963, Paul Cohen stunned the mathematical world with his new technique of forcing, which allowed him to solve several outstanding problems in set theory at a single stroke. Perhaps most notably, he proved the independence of the continuum hypothesis (CH) from the Zermelo-Fraenkel-Choice (ZFC) axioms of set theory. The
Contemporary Mathematics

arXiv:0712.1320v2 [math.LO] 8 May 2008

A beginner’s guide to forcing
Timothy Y. Chow
Dedicated to Joseph Gallian on his 65th birthday

1. Introduction In 1963, Paul Cohen stunned the mathematical world with his new technique of forcing, which allowed him to solve several outstanding problems in set theory at a single stroke. Perhaps most notably, he proved the independence of the continuum hypothesis (CH) from the Zermelo-Fraenkel-Choice (ZFC) axioms of set theory. The

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