Set theory is used in a wide range of applications, from everyday life to advanced research in science and medicine.
Set theory is used in a wide range of applications, from everyday life to advanced research in science
and medicine. For our everyday use, set theory can be applied to areas like organizational tasks. For
example, a retail business may use sets and subsets to make stores easier to navigate by grouping
similar items together.
The recommended readings in this module present applications of set theory to computer science and
medical research. Boicea, Truică, Rădulescu, and Buşe (2018) discuss how concepts like set operations
can be used to compare sampling algorithms, while in the second recommended reading, the authors
work with Venn’s diagrams in the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis.
Your task for this discussion is as follows:
1. Describe in detail an application of set theory that is familiar to you.
2. Explain why this use of sets, subsets, set operations, or Venn’s diagrams is relevant in your life
or for society in general.