Contemporary Mathematics 1984; 307 pp; softcover Volume: 30 Reprint/Revision History: reprinted 1991 ISBN10: 0821850326 ISBN13: 9780821850329 List Price: US$51 Member Price: US$40.80 Order Code: CONM/30
 Mathematicians interested in understanding the directions of current research in set theory will not want to overlook this book, which contains the proceedings of the AMS Summer Research Conference on Axiomatic Set Theory, held in Boulder, Colorado, June 1925, 1983. This was the first large meeting devoted exclusively to set theory since the legendary 1967 UCLA meeting, and a large majority of the most active research mathematicians in the field participated. All areas of set theory, including constructibility, forcing, combinatorics and descriptive set theory, were represented; many of the papers in the proceedings explore connections between areas. Readers should have a background of graduatelevel set theory. There is a paper by S.~Shelah applying proper forcing to obtain consistency results on combinatorial cardinal "invariants" below the continuum, and papers by R.~David and S.~Freidman on properties of \(0^\#\). Papers by A.~Blass, H.D.~Donder, T.~Jech and W.~Mitchell involve inner models with measurable cardinals and various combinatorial properties. T.~Carlson largely solves the pinup problem, and D.~Velleman presents a novel construction of a Souslin tree from a morass. S.~Todorcevic obtains the strong failure of the \qedprinciple from the Proper Forcing Axiom and A.~Miller discusses properties of a new species of perfectset forcing. H.~Becker and A.~Kechris attack the third Victoria Delfino problem while W.~Zwicker looks at combinatorics on \(P_\kappa(\lambda)\) and J.~Henle studies infiniteexponent partition relations. A.~Blass shows that if every vector space has a basis then \(AC\) holds. I.~Anellis treats the history of set theory, and W.~Fleissner presents settheoretical axioms of use in general topology. Table of Contents  A. Blass  The interaction between category theory and set theory
 M. Bunge and M. Heggie  Synthetic calculus of variations
 J. W. Gray  The representation of limits, lax limits and homotopy limits as sections
 P. T. Johnstone  Open locales and exponentiation
 A. Joyal and G. Wraith  EilenbergMac Lane toposes and cohomology
 A. Kock  A combinatorial theory of connections
 J. Lambek and P. J. Scott  Aspects of higher order categorical logic
 M. Makkai  A Stonetype representation theory for first order logic
 L. D. Nel  Topological universes and smooth GelfandNaimark duality
 J. W. Pelletier  Applications of the dual functor in Banach spaces
