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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 18.996A (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Simplicity Theory 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Mathematics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Dr. Itay Ben-Yaacov 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 18.996A Simplicity Theory

    Spring 2004

    Course Highlights

    This course features lecture notes that summarize the topics discussed and analyzed in class. In addition a few assignments can be found as well as a readings section that lists several online papers.

    Course Description

    This is an advanced topics course in model theory whose main theme is simple theories. We treat simple theories in the framework of compact abstract theories, which is more general than that of first order theories. We cover the basic properties of independence (i.e., non-dividing) in simple theories, the characterisation of simple theories by the existence of a notion of independence, and hyperimaginary canonical bases.

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