The big ideas:
- Ordered Pairs
To move to the next level you need to be able to:
- Define functions in terms of relations, relations in terms of ordered pairs, and ordered pairs in terms of sets.
- Define what a one-to-one (or injective) and onto (or surjective) function is. A function that is both is called a one-to-one correspondence (or bijective).
- Prove a function is one-to-one and/or onto.
- Explain the difference between an enumerable and a non-enumerable set.
Why this is important:
- Establishing that a function is one-to-one and/or onto will be important in a myriad of circumstances, including proofs that two sets are of the same size, and is needed in establishing (most) isomorphisms.
- Diagonalization is often used to prove non-enumerability of a set and also it sketches out the boundaries of what is logically possible.
You can find the lesson in our ihatestatistics course. Good luck!
P.S. From now on I will posting these announcements instead of Toon Alfrink.