Philosophical considerations, which are often ignored or treated casually, are given careful consideration in this introduction. Thomas Forster places the notion of inductively defined sets (recursive datatypes) at the center of his exposition resulting in an original analysis of well established topics. The presentation illustrates difficult points and includes many exercises. Little previous knowledge of logic is required and only a knowledge of standard undergraduate mathematics is assumed.Read more
- Inductively defined sets play a central role
- Great care is taken to motivate the axioms of set theory
- Philosophical concerns emphasised
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- Date Published: July 2003
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521533614
- length: 246 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.34kg
- contains: 125 exercises
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Definitions and notations
2. Recursive datatypes
3. Partially ordered sets
4. Propositional calculus
5. Predicate calculus
6. Computable functions
8. Set theory
9. Answers to selected questions.
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