This is an up-to-date textbook of model theory taking the reader from first definitions to Morley's theorem and the elementary parts of stability theory. Besides standard results such as the compactness and omitting types theorems, it also describes various links with algebra, including the Skolem-Tarski method of quantifier elimination, model completeness, automorphism groups and omega-categoricity, ultraproducts, O-minimality and structures of finite Morley rank. The material on back-and-forth equivalences, interpretations and zero-one laws can serve as an introduction to applications of model theory in computer science. Each chapter finishes with a brief commentary on the literature and suggestions for further reading. This book will benefit graduate students with an interest in model theory.Read more
- Suitable for graduate courses
- Experienced teacher
- Previous book by Hodges was encyclopaedic but has sold about 1200 copies
Reviews & endorsements
"I have talked with students who first learned about model theory from this text, and overall it served them well. From his impressive work in 1993, Hodges has distilled an accessible introductory account. In doing so he has provided a valuable resource for a first study of model theory." International Joy of Symbolic Logic
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: April 1997
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521587136
- length: 324 pages
- dimensions: 230 x 156 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.52kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Naming of parts
2. Classifying structures
3. Structures that look alike
5. The first order case: compactness
6. The countable case
7. The existential case
9. Structure and categoricity.
Welcome to the resources site
Here you will find free-of-charge online materials to accompany this book. The range of materials we provide across our academic and higher education titles are an integral part of the book package whether you are a student, instructor, researcher or professional.
Find resources associated with this titleYour search for '' returned .
Type Name Unlocked * Format Size
*This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to instructors adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.
These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.
If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.com
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×