A First Course in Logic

Lawson, Mark Verus

  • 出版商: CRC
  • 出版日期: 2018-09-26
  • 售價: $2,250
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$2,138
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 250
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 0815386656
  • ISBN-13: 9780815386650
  • 相關分類: 數學

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A First Course in Logic is an introduction to first-order logic suitable for first and second year mathematicians and computer scientists. There are three components to this course: propositional logic; Boolean algebras; and predicate/first-order, logic. Logic is the basis of proofs in mathematics -- how do we know what we say is true? -- and also of computer science -- how do I know this program will do what I think it will?

Surprisingly little mathematics is needed to learn and understand logic (this course doesn't involve any calculus). The real mathematical prerequisite is an ability to manipulate symbols: in other words, basic algebra. Anyone who can write programs should have this ability.


Mark V. Lawson is a professor in the department of mathematics at Heriot-Watt University. Dr. Lawson has published over 70 papers, and has written four books. His research interests focus on algebraic semigroup theory and its applications.