Mathematical Logic for Computer Science

Authors: Ben-Ari, Mordechai

  • Semantic tableaux are used because they are theoretically sound and easy to understand 
  • The Third Edition has new chapters on SAT solvers and model checking 
  • Supplementary materials: Prolog source code for the algorithms and answers to the exercises (available to qualified instructors)
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About this Textbook

Mathematical Logic for Computer Science is a mathematics textbook with theorems and proofs, but the choice of topics has been guided by the needs of students of computer science. The method of semantic tableaux provides an elegant way to teach logic that is both theoretically sound and easy to understand. The uniform use of tableaux-based techniques facilitates learning advanced logical systems based on what the student has learned from elementary systems.

The logical systems presented are: propositional logic, first-order logic, resolution and its application to logic programming, Hoare logic for the verification of sequential programs, and linear temporal logic
for the verification of concurrent programs.

The third edition has been entirely rewritten and includes new chapters on central topics of modern computer science: SAT solvers and model checking.

About the authors

Mordechai (Moti) Ben-Ari is with the Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He is a Distinguished Educator of the ACM and has received the ACM/SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science Education.

Reviews

Asst. Prof. Manoj Raut, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, India

Excerpts from full review posted Jan 15 2013 to Computing Reviews [Review #: CR140831]

I have used the second edition of this book for my class. I find this new third edition more interesting and more elaborately written; I like it very much, and applaud the author for his work.


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ben-Ari, Mordechai

    Pages 1-6

  • Propositional Logic: Formulas, Models, Tableaux

    Ben-Ari, Mordechai

    Pages 7-47

  • Propositional Logic: Deductive Systems

    Ben-Ari, Mordechai

    Pages 49-73

  • Propositional Logic: Resolution

    Ben-Ari, Mordechai

    Pages 75-93

  • Propositional Logic: Binary Decision Diagrams

    Ben-Ari, Mordechai

    Pages 95-110

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eBook $44.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.95
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-4128-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Logic for Computer Science
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4129-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4129-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4128-0
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XV, 346
Number of Illustrations and Tables
79 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published by Prentice Hall International Ltd., UK, 1993
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