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Finite and Algorithmic Model Theory

Part of London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series

Javier Esparza, Christian Michaux, Charles Steinhorn, Vince Bárány, Erich Grädel, Sasha Rubin, Bart Kuijpers, Jan Van den Bussche, Vera Koponen, Stephan Kreutzer, H. Dugald Macpherson, Martin Otto
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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521718202


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  • Intended for researchers and graduate students in theoretical computer science and mathematical logic, this volume contains accessible surveys by leading researchers from areas of current work in logical aspects of computer science, where both finite and infinite model-theoretic methods play an important role. Notably, the articles in this collection emphasize points of contact and connections between finite and infinite model theory in computer science that may suggest new directions for interaction. Among the topics discussed are: algorithmic model theory, descriptive complexity theory, finite model theory, finite variable logic, model checking, model theory for restricted classes of finite structures, and spatial databases. The chapters all include extensive bibliographies facilitating deeper exploration of the literature and further research.

    • Model theoretic methods are applied to hot topics in theoretical computer science
    • Provides a gentle, accessible introduction to cutting-edge topics
    • Encourages further interaction between the computer science and mathematical logic communities
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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521718202
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 153 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 55 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Javier Esparza, Christian Michaux and Charles Steinhorn
    Automata-based presentations of infinite structures Vince Bárány, Erich Grädel and Sasha Rubin
    Logical aspects of spatial databases Bart Kuijpers and Jan Van den Bussche
    Some connections between finite and infinite model theory Vera Koponen
    Algorithmic meta-theorems Stephan Kreutzer
    Definability in classes of finite structures H. Dugald Macpherson and Charles Steinhorn
    Model theoretic methods for fragments of FO and special classes of (finite) structures Martin Otto.

  • Editors

    Javier Esparza, Technische Universität München
    Javier Esparza has held the Chair for Foundations of Software Reliability and Theoretical Computer Science at the Technische Universität München since 2007.

    Christian Michaux, Université de Mons, Belgium
    Christian Michaux has held the Chair of Mathematical Logic at the University of Mons (UMONS, formerly Université de Mons-Hainaut) since 2000. He is currently Dean of the Faculty of Sciences.

    Charles Steinhorn, Vassar College, New York
    Charles Steinhorn is Professor of Mathematics at Vassar College, where he has served as Chair of the Mathematics Department and Associate Dean of the Faculty.


    Javier Esparza, Christian Michaux, Charles Steinhorn, Vince Bárány, Erich Grädel, Sasha Rubin, Bart Kuijpers, Jan Van den Bussche, Vera Koponen, Stephan Kreutzer, H. Dugald Macpherson, Martin Otto

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