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Computability and Logic

George S. Boolos, John P. Burgess, and Richard C. Jeffrey
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
368
Format: 
Paperback
Edition: 
4
Price: 
29.99
ISBN: 
0521007585
Category: 
Monograph
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 Part I. Computability Theory: 1. Enumerability; 2. Diagonalization; 3. Turing computability; 4. Uncomputability; 5. Abacus computability; 6. Recursive functions; 7. Recursive sets and relations; 8. Equivalent definitions of computability; Part II. Basic Metalogic: 9. A precis of first-order logic: syntax; 10. A precis of first-order logic: semantics; 11. The undecidability of first-order logic; 12. Models; 13. The existence of models; 14. Proofs and completeness; 15. Arithmetization; 16. Representability of recursive functions; 17. Indefinability, undecidability, incompleteness; 18. The unprovability of consistency; Further topics: 19. Normal forms; 20. The Craig interpolation theorem; 21. Monadic and dyadic logic; 22. Second-order logic; 23. Arithmetical definability; 24. Decidability of arithmetic without multiplication; 25. Non-standard models; 26. Ramsey's theorem; 27. Modal logic and provability.

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