This handbook is the definitive compendium of the methods, results, and current initiatives in modern set theory in all its research directions. Set theory has entered its prime as an advanced and autonomous field of mathematics with foundational significance, and the expanse and variety of this handbook attests to the richness and sophistication of the subject. The chapters are written by acknowledged experts, major research figures in their areas, and they each bring to bear their experience and insights in carefully wrought, self-contained expositions. There is historical depth, elegant development, probing to the frontiers, and prospects for the future. This handbook is essential reading for the aspiring researcher, a pivotal focus for the veteran set theorist, and a massive reference for all those who want to gain a larger sense of the tremendous advances that have been made in the subject, one which first appeared as a foundation of mathematics but in the last several decades has expanded into a broad and far-reaching field with its own self-fueling initiatives.
Handbook of Set Theory, Volume I, Akihiro Kanamori, 0. Introduction Thomas Jech, 1. Stationary Sets Andras Hajnal and Jean Larson, 2. Partition Relations Stevo Todorcevic, 3. Coherent Sequences Greg Hjorth, 4. Borel Equivalence Relations Uri Abraham, 5. Proper Forcing Andreas Blass, 6. Combinatorial Cardinal Characteristics of the Continuum Tomek Bartoszynski, 7. Invariants of Measure and Category Sy Friedman, 8. Constructibility and Class Forcing 48 Ralf-Dieter Schindler and Martin Zeman, 9. Fine Structure 52 Philip Welch, 10. S* Fine Structure 80 Volume II, Patrick Dehornoy, 11. Elementary Embeddings and Algebra James Cummings, 12. Iterated Forcing and Elementary Embeddings Matthew Foreman, 13. Ideals and Generic Elementary Embeddings Uri Abraham and Menachem Magidor, 14. Cardinal Arithmetic Todd Eisworth, 15. Successors of Singular Cardinals Moti Gitik, 16. Prikry-Type Forcings Volume III, William Mitchell, 17. Beginning Inner Model Theory William Mitchell, 18. The Covering Lemma John Steel, 19. An Outline of Inner Model Theory Ernest Schimmerling, 20. A Core Model Tool Box and Guide Steve Jackson, 21. Structural Consequences of AD Itay Neeman, 22. Determinacy in L(R) Peter Koellner and Hugh Woodin, 23. Large Cardinals from Determinacy Paul Larson, 24. Forcing over Models of Determinacy