Universal Algebra Seminar

Friday, January 12, 2018 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Ross Willard, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"Boolean algebras, part I"

I will present Stone’s classical result that every Boolean algebra is embeddable into a power set algebra, and describe the equivalence of Boolean algebras with Boolean rings.  Subsequent lectures will develop ultrafilters and Stone duality, on the way to explaining ultraproducts and proving a celebrated lemma of Jonsson.

MC 5403