Empty Set
Pronunciation: /ˈɛmp ti sɛt/ Explain
The empty set is the
unique
set containing no members^{1}.
The empty set is written ∅ or, less often, {}.
Properties of the empty set
A ∪ ∅ = A

Given an
arbitrary
set
A, the
union
of the empty set and set A is equal to set A.

A ∩ ∅ = ∅

The
intersection
of an arbitrary set A and the empty set is the empty set.

∅ ⊂ A

The empty set is a
subset
of all other sets.

References
 Jech, Thomas. Set Theory. 3rd edition. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Metaphysics Research Lab, CSLI, Stanford University. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/settheory/. Buy the book
 Gilbert, Jimmie; and Gilbert Linda. Elements of Modern Algebra. 6th edition. pg 4. Thomson, Brooks/Cole. 2005. Buy the book
More Information
 McAdams, David E.. Set. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 12/15/2009. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/s/set.html.
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Empty Set. 7/10/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/e/emptyset.html.
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