Journals Higher Education



09 September 2004

452 Pages

ISBN: 9780198529811

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A First Course in Logic

An Introduction to Model Theory, Proof Theory, Computability, and Complexity

Shawn Hedman

The ability to reason and think in a logical manner forms the basis of learning for most mathematics, computer science, philosophy and logic students. 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. 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.