Laws of Algebra of Sets

Here we will learn about some of the laws of algebra of sets.

1. Commutative Laws:

For any two finite sets A and B;

(i) A U B = B U A

(ii) A ∩ B = B ∩ A


2. Associative Laws:

For any three finite sets A, B and C;

(i) (A U B) U C = A U (B U C)

(ii) (A ∩ B) ∩ C = A ∩ (B ∩ C)

Thus, union and intersection are associative.

3. Idempotent Laws:

For any finite set A;

(i) A U A = A

(ii) A ∩ A = A


4. Distributive Laws:

For any three finite sets A, B and C;

(i) A U (B ∩ C) = (A U B) ∩ (A U C)

(ii) A ∩ (B U C) = (A ∩ B) U (A ∩ C)

Thus, union and intersection are distributive over intersection and union respectively.


5. De Morgan’s Laws:

 For any two finite sets A and B;

(i) A – (B U C) = (A – B) ∩ (A – C)

(ii) A - (B ∩ C) = (A – B) U (A – C)

De Morgan’s Laws can also we written as:

(i) (A U B)’ = A' ∩ B'

(ii) (A ∩ B)’ = A' U B'


More laws of algebra of sets:

6. For any two finite sets A and B;

(i) A – B = A ∩ B'

(ii) B – A = B ∩ A'

(iii) A – B = A ⇔ A ∩ B = ∅

(iv) (A – B) U B = A U B

(v) (A – B) ∩ B = ∅

(vi) A ⊆ B ⇔ B' ⊆ A'

(vii) (A – B) U (B – A) = (A U B) – (A ∩ B)


7. For any three finite sets A, B and C;

(i) A – (B ∩ C) = (A – B) U (A – C)

(ii) A – (B U C) = (A – B) ∩ (A – C)

(iii) A ∩ (B - C) = (A ∩ B) - (A ∩ C)

(iv) A ∩ (B △ C) = (A ∩ B) △ (A ∩ C)

Set Theory

Sets

Representation of a Set

Types of Sets

Pairs of Sets

Subset

Practice Test on Sets and Subsets

Complement of a Set

Problems on Operation on Sets

Operations on Sets

Practice Test on Operations on Sets

Word Problems on Sets

Venn Diagrams

Venn Diagrams in Different Situations

Relationship in Sets using Venn Diagram

Examples on Venn Diagram

Practice Test on Venn Diagrams

Cardinal Properties of Sets






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