set theory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n set theory the branch of pure mathematics that deals with the nature and relations of sets
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Usage

In literature:

Using your own theory, you have been set back by someone more efficiently competitive.
"Adaptation" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
In the following pages I shall endeavor to set forth, in a simple and orderly manner, certain of my own theories of the Great Physical Forces.
"New and Original Theories of the Great Physical Forces" by Henry Raymond Rogers
Unfortunately the mercantile theory set up an opposition between the interests of a mother-country and her colonies.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
If the theory of evolution was true, those times would come, so he decided to set to work at once upon this man.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
While the origin just set forth is rather generally accepted, several other theories have been advanced.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
It is very well to hold opinions and set up theories, but opinions and theories are alike valueless until they are tested by experiment.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Sir Charles Brown-Harland, Q. C., rose with a swagger and a rustle of his silk gown, and proceeded to set forth the theory of the defense.
"The Big Bow Mystery" by I. Zangwill
I set down merely the crudest fundamentals of theory in order to avoid the confusion of technicalities.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Bourgeois society could only set up the theory; here, as in so many other respects, their practice was at odds with their theories.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Doellinger, setting life and action above theory, omitted the progress of doctrine.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
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In news:

It is our theory, as well as those in the know, that rum is set to be the new whiskey.
Cycling's governing body and the major race organizers offer up a set piece of game theory.
If this theory is correct, then we have a third set of culprits for the dismal state of the economy today.
Asset allocation is a theory, as well as a method, used to set the foundation when constructing your portfolio.
The Nielsen ratings company said Tuesday that "The Big Bang Theory" set a series record with 17.6 million viewers last week.
"The Big Bang Theory" set a series record with 17.6 million viewers last week, the Nielsen Co.
' Big Bang Theory' sets record with 17.63 million viewers.
The Nielsen ratings company said Tuesday that "The Big Bang Theory " set a series record with 17.6 million viewers last week.
' Big Bang Theory ' sets record with 17.63 million viewers.
"The Big Bang Theory " set a series record with 17.6 million viewers last week, the Nielsen Co. "The Big Bang Theory ," CBS, 17.63 million.
'The Big Bang Theory' star is set to play Elwood in 'Harvey' this summer—and acknowledges his 10-year relationship in the 'New York Times'.
T he Just War Theory is a centuries-old set of principles that provide objective norms for the moral evaluation of war.
His professor 's grand theory of American history was founded on a set of beliefs that had little to no basis in reality.
Coming up Wednesday, November 16th, Rev Theory will be stopping by the Banana studios for a live acoustic set.
Color Theory is a set of basic rules for mixing colors to achieve a desired result.
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In science:

Some exact equiconsistency results in set theory.
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1
Solovay. A model of set theory in which every set of reals is Lebesgue measurable.
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1
Takeuti, ”Quantum Set theory” in Current Issues in Quantum Logic, E. G.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
Random walks with a general, nonlinear barrier have found recent applications ranging from reionization topology to refinements in the excursion set theory of halos.
On Random Walks with a General Moving Barrier
In excursion set theory, the first-crossing distribution is directly related to the halo mass function, a key quantity of interest.
On Random Walks with a General Moving Barrier
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