By Egbert Harzheim (auth.)
The textbook literature on ordered units remains to be really constrained. loads of fabric is gifted during this e-book that looks now for the 1st time in a textbook.
Order thought works with combinatorial and set-theoretical equipment, reckoning on even if the units into consideration are finite or endless. during this booklet the set-theoretical elements be triumphant. The e-book treats intimately lexicographic items and their connections with universally ordered units, and extra it provides thorough investigations at the constitution of strength units. different issues handled contain measurement idea of ordered units, well-quasi-ordered units, timber, combinatorial set conception for ordered units, comparability of order varieties, and comparibility graphs.
This booklet is meant for arithmetic scholars and for mathemeticians who're drawn to set concept. just some primary elements of naïve set thought are presupposed. given that all proofs are labored out in nice element, the ebook will be compatible as a textual content for a path on order concept.