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This modern, advanced textbook reviews modal logic, a field which caught the attention of computer scientists in the late 1970's. The development is mathematical; prior acquaintance with first-order logic and its semantics is assumed, and familiarity with the basic mathematical notions of set theory is required. The authors focus on the use of modal languages as tools to analyze the properties of relational structures, including their algorithmic and algebraic aspects. Applications to issues in logic and computer science such as completeness, computability and complexity are considered.Read more
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- Two distinct tracks for beginners and experts, carefully signposted
- Appendices cover mathematical prerequisites
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"This book is undoubtedly going to be the definative book on modal logic for years to come." Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University
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- Date Published: September 2002
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521527149
- length: 578 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
- weight: 0.84kg
- contains: 20 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Basic concepts
5. Algebras and general frames
6. Computability and complexity
7. Extended modal logic.
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