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In each of these cases, we call this a universe of discourse, or the universal set of the given discourse. 11 By universal set  , we mean the set of all the elements under discussion (all the objects under consideration). Note the important qualification “under discussion” in the aforementioned definition. Without it, the concept of a universal set would create a rather difficult problem. Namely, one could be tempted to consider the universal set  as a set of all “objects,” that is, a set of everything.

32 The union of empty sets is clearly an empty set. You may be wondering now: what about ∩∅? This is much trickier. Can you see why? 14 Let A and B be two sets. 9). 9 A ∩ B = ∅. 33 Consider the following: Let A1 = {0}, A2 = {0, 1}, A3 = {0, 1, 2}, … , Ai+1 = {0, 1, 2, … , i}, … . 26 Thus, N+ = A1 ∪ A2 ∪ · · · and A1 ∩ A2 ∩ · · · = 0. 34 Consider a set R. Let set A be the interval (−3, 5), and set B the interval (3, 8). Find: (i) A ∩ B (ii) A ∪ B Solution First, recall the definition of intervals on the set of real numbers R: An open interval A closed interval O = (a, b) = {x|a < x < b} C = [a, b] = {x|a ≤ x ≤ b} Of course, we can have a half-open–half-closed interval, such as OC = (a, b] = {x|a < x ≤ b} or 26 In CO = [a, b) = {x|a ≤ x < b} order to avoid confusion, when starting with zero in our collection of A’s, for the time being, we put N ∪ {0} = N+ , which is also designated by Z+ .

8(ii). 28 Show that B ∪ (∩ni=1 Ai ) = ∩ni=1 (B ∪ Ai ), Let Ai ∈  , i ∈ N, and ∀n ∈ N Solution We will do the proof by the Method of Mathematical Induction: First, we note that the statement is trivially true when n = 1. 4(b) assures us that the claim is true for n = 2. We will assume that it is also true for n = k. If we could prove that it is also true for n = k + 1, then the claim is true for any n ∈ N. Consider k+1 k B ∪ ( ∩ Ai ) = B ∪ ( ∩ Ai ∩ Ak+1 ) i=1 i=1 k = (B ∪ ( ∩ Ai ) ∩ Ak+1 ) i=1 (Since we assumed that the claim is valid for n = k) k = ∩ (B ∪ Ai ) ∩ (B ∩ Ak+1 ) i=1 k+1 = ∩ (B ∪ Ai ) i=1 So, our proposition is true for n = k + 1 and thus, n n B ∪ ( ∩ Ai ) = ∩ (B ∪ Ai ) i=1 28 If i=1 ∀n ∈ N ◾ you are unfamiliar with the “Proof by induction” method, you can skip this example until you have studied Chapter 4.