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Mathematics | Logic and Structure

Logic and Structure

Series: Universitext

van Dalen, Dirk

5th ed.

5th ed. 2013, X, 263 p. 27 illus.

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  • Features a self-contained introduction into classical and intuitionistic logic using Gentzen’s natural deduction
  • Includes the basics of recursion, proof and model theory (including a new section on ultraproducts)
  • Gives a comprehensive account of Goedel’s Incompleteness Theorem within the framework of natural deduction

Dirk van Dalen’s popular textbook Logic and Structure, now in its fifth edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to the basics of classical and intuitionistic logic, model theory and Gödel’s famous incompleteness theorem.

Propositional and predicate logic are presented in an easy-to-read style using Gentzen’s natural deduction. The book proceeds with some basic concepts and facts of model theory: a discussion on compactness, Skolem-Löwenheim, non-standard models and quantifier elimination. The discussion of classical logic is concluded with a concise exposition of second-order logic.

In view of the growing recognition of constructive methods and principles, intuitionistic logic and Kripke semantics is carefully explored. A number of specific constructive features, such as apartness and equality, the Gödel translation, the disjunction and existence property are also included.

The last chapter on Gödel's first incompleteness theorem is self-contained and provides a systematic exposition of the necessary recursion theory.

This new edition has been properly revised and contains a new section on ultra-products.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Basic model theory - First-order logic with natural deduction - Goedel's theorem - Intuitionistic logic and semantics - Normalisation of first-order logic - Recursive functions - Second order logic

Related subjects » Mathematics

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