Set theory


The subdiscipline of mathematical logic that studies the properties of well-determined sets of objects, relevant to mathematics.

Alternative labels

theory of sets
mathematical set theory

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Set theory is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Set theory is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Mathematician: Mathematicians study and deepen existing mathematical theories in order to expand the knowledge and find new paradigms within the field. They can apply this knowledge to challenges presented in engineering and scientific projects in order to assure that measurements, quantities, and mathematic laws prove their viability.
Statistician: Statisticians collect, tabulate, and, most importantly, analyse quantitative information coming from a varied array of fields. They interpret and analyse statistical studies on fields such as health, demographics, finance, business, etc. and advise based on patterns and drawn analysis.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022