A Mathematical Introduction To Logic

Hardcover | December 22, 2000

byHerbert Enderton, Herbert B. EndertonEditorHerbert Enderton

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A Mathematical Introduction to Logic, Second Edition , offers increased flexibility with topic coverage, allowing for choice in how to utilize the textbook in a course. The author has made this edition more accessible to better meet the needs of today's undergraduate mathematics and philosophy students. It is intended for the reader who has not studied logic previously, but who has some experience in mathematical reasoning. Material is presented on computer science issues such as computational complexity and database queries, with additional coverage of introductory material such as sets. * Increased flexibility of the text, allowing instructors more choice in how they use the textbook in courses. * Reduced mathematical rigour to fit the needs of undergraduate students

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A Mathematical Introduction to Logic, Second Edition , offers increased flexibility with topic coverage, allowing for choice in how to utilize the textbook in a course. The author has made this edition more accessible to better meet the needs of today's undergraduate mathematics and philosophy students. It is intended for the reader wh...

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About this book An accessible, flexible introduction to the subject of mathematical logic, the second edition of this popular and widely-adopted text has been revised to be appropriate for courses enrolling either advanced undergraduates or graduate students.Like the First Edition, this book is an introduction to the concepts of proof,...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:317 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:December 22, 2000Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0122384520

ISBN - 13:9780122384523

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Table of Contents

USEFUL FACTS ABOUT SETS.
SENTENTIAL LOGIC.
FIRST-ORDER LOGIC.
UNDECIDABILITY.
SECOND-ORDER LOGIC.

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Reasons for This Book's Success"Rigor, integrity and coherence of overall purpose, introducing students to the practice of logic . . ."--Douglas Cannon, University of Washington"The book is clearly and carefully written. I adopted this text because of its detailed and rigorous treatment of the predicate calculus, detailed and optimal treatment of the incompleteness phenomena, standard notation as developed by the Berkeley school."--Karel Prikry, University of Minnesota"It is mathematically rigorous [and] it has more examples than other books . . . I definitely would use a new edition of this book."--Sun-Joo Chin, University of Notre Dame