Set Notation
Pronunciation: /sɛt noʊˈteɪ.ʃən/ Explain
Set notation is a way to tell what is in a
set.
Usually the set is named with a capital letter like this:
A = {set definition}
The definition of the set is inside of curly brackets:
{}. There are
two styles of set definition that can be in curly brackets.
References
- Gilbert, Jimmie; and Gilbert Linda. Elements of Modern Algebra. 6th edition. pg 2. Thomson, Brooks/Cole. 2005. Buy the book
More Information
- Stapel, Elizabeth. Set Notation. Purplemath. 3/12/2009. http://www.purplemath.com/modules/setnotn.htm.
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Set Notation. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/s/setnotation.html.
Revision History
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (
McAdams, David E.)
12/6/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup. (
McAdams, David E.)
9/6/2008: Initial version. (
McAdams, David E.)