Logic, Induction and Sets (London Mathematical Society Student Texts No.56)
By: Thomas Forster (author)Hardback
2 - 4 weeks availability
This is an introduction to logic and the axiomatization of set theory from a unique standpoint. Philosophical considerations, which are often ignored or treated casually, are here given careful consideration, and furthermore the author places the notion of inductively defined sets (recursive datatypes) at the centre of his exposition resulting in a treatment of well established topics that is fresh and insightful. The presentation is engaging, but always great care is taken to illustrate difficult points. Understanding is also aided by the inclusion of many exercises. Little previous knowledge of logic is required of the reader, and only a background of standard undergraduate mathematics is assumed.
1. Definitions and notations; 2. Recursive datatypes; 3. Partially ordered sets; 4. Propositional calculus; 5. Predicate calculus; 6. Computable functions; 7. Ordinals; 8. Set theory; 9. Answers to selected questions.
Number Of Pages:
- ID: 9780521826211
- Saver Delivery: Yes
- 1st Class Delivery: Yes
- Courier Delivery: Yes
- Store Delivery: Yes
Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly
© Copyright 2013 - 2016 WHSmith and its suppliers.
WHSmith High Street Limited Greenbridge Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, SN3 3LD, VAT GB238 5548 36