Shawn Hedman’s A First Course in Logic (OUP, pp. xx+) is subtitled ‘An Introduction to Model Theory, Proof Theory, Computability and Complexity’. A First Course in Logic. An introduction to model theory, proof theory, computability, and complexity. SHAWN HEDMAN. Department of Mathematics, Florida. Shawn Hedman. A First Course in Logic: An introduction to model theory, proof theory, computability, and complexity. Oxford Texts in Logic 1. Oxford University.

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The first chapter is an efficient ehawn to propositional logic, going as far as proofs of completeness and compactness. So — heavens above! Finite Model Theory Bibliography Index. Find it on Scholar.

Covering propositional logic, first-order logic, and second-order logic, as well as proof theory, computability theory, and model theory, the text also contains numerous carefully graded exercises and is ideal for a first or refresher course. Properties of First-Order Logic 5. There is then a long aside on notions of infinite cardinals and ordinals Hedman has a policy of introducing background topics, like the idea of an inductive proof, and now these set theoretic notions, only when needed: The students had varied backgrounds, some with good mathematical training, others with only an introductory course in logic.

The general theorem for arbitrary languages is proved later, by a transfinite Henkin construction; as preparation, a brief introduction to set the- ory and cardinal arithmetic is included. Structures and First-Order Logic 3. Skip to main content. Composition as Identity Aaron J. Interactive and Probabilistic Proof-Checking. This article has no associated abstract.


Readers are given an introduction to the idea of types, atomic models, homogeneous models, prime models, countable saturated models and monster models.

A First Course in Logic – Paperback – Shawn Hedman – Oxford University Press

Quantifier elimination, model-completeness and minimal theories are also discussed. So I wish I could be more enthusiastic about the book in general. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

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Beginners doing a first course in logic will again find this tough going. ArrudaNewton C.

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A First Course in Logic

Log In Sign Up. Dauben, and George J. Chapter 3 covers proof theory from coursee somewhat unusual angle, since the viewpoint here is closer to that of automated theorem proving than to the conventional logical approaches. Chapter 4 begins with a proof of completeness for countable languages, following the courze of Henkin. Even covering a small fraction of the material was difficult for the less well trained students, though the more mathematically sophisticated students did better.

Oxford Texts in Logic 1. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. A First Course hedmwn Logic: Academic Skip to main content. There are a large number of generally well chosen exercises that round out a challenging textbook.


Based on the author’s teaching notes at the University of Maryland and aimed at a broad audience, this text covers the fundamental topics in classical logic in an extremely clear, thorough and accurate style that is accessible to all the above. Enderton – – Academic Press.

A First Course In Logic: Sadly, the following Ch. This gives Hedman a completeness proof for derivations in his original calculus with a finite number of premisses, and he gives a compactness proof to beef this up to a proof of strong completeness. The last two chapters ratchet up the difficulty again.


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Primitive recursive functions are introduced, and general recursive functions are then defined by employ- ing an unbounded search operator. Much more importantly, the chapter offers a particularly ugly formal deductive system. Computability and Complexity 8.

Help Center Find new research papers in: Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 13 4: The Mathematical World of Charles L. On the negative side, we could certainly quibble that Hedman is a bit murky about object-language vs meta-language niceties.