Propositional and Predicate Logic
Winter semester 2015/16
Previous year: ZS 2014/15 EN.
Lecture in Czech: ZS 2015/16 CZ, ZS 2014/15 CZ, ZS 2013/14 CZ
Schedule: Tuesday 14:00-15:30, room S10.
Lecturer: Petr Gregor (gregor(at)ktiml.mff.cuni.cz)
Information on the lecture: 2/2 Zk/Z NAIL062 in SIS
Plan of the lecture
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- 06.10. Lecture 1: A brief history, paradoxes, the language of mathematics, relation of syntax and semantics, preliminaries, trees, König's lemma.
- 13.10. Lecture 2: Basic syntax and semantics, adequacy of logical connectives, normal forms, 2-SAT.
- 20.10. Lecture 3: Horn-SAT. Semantics in a theory, properties of theories, algebra of propositions. Tableau method - introduction.
- 27.10. Lecture 4: Tableau method: systematic tableau, soundness and completeness. Compactness.
- 03.11. Lecture 5: Hilbert's calculus. Resolution method: soundness and completeness, linear resolution, resolution in Prolog.
- 10.11. Lecture 6: Predicate Logic: Basic syntax, instances and variants. Basic semantic, structures. Validity in a structure.
- 17.11. no lecture (state vacation).
- 24.11. Lecture 7: Validity in a theory, models and properties of theories. Substructures, expansion, reduct. Open theories, theorem on constants. Boolean algebras.
- 01.12. Lecture 8: Tableau method in predicate logic: introduction, systematic tableau, equality. Soundness.
- 08.12. Lecture 9: Canonical model, completeness, corollaries. Extensions by definitions.
- 15.12. Lecture 10: Prenex form, Skolemisation, Herbrand's theorem. Resolution method in predicate logic.
- 22.12. Lecture 11: Soundness and completeness of resolution. Hilbert's calculus in predicate logic.
Model theory, decidability, incompleteness.
- 05.01. Lecture 12: Algebraic theories. Elementary equivalence, completeness. Isomorphisms, categoricity. Decidable theories, recursive axiomatizations.
- 12.01. Lecture 13: Undecidability of predicate logic. Arithmetization of syntax, self-reference principle, fixed-point theorem, undefinability of truth. Incompleteness theorems, corollaries.
- A. Nerode, R.A. Shore, Logic for Applications, Springer, 2nd edition, 1997.
- P. Pudlák, Logical Foundations of Mathematics and Computational Complexity - A Gentle Introduction, Springer, 2013.
- J.R. Shoenfield, Mathematical Logic, A. K. Peters, 2001.
- W. Hodges, Shorter Model Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1997.
The lecture is accompanied by a practical seminar.
The exam consists of an exam test and an oral exam. Details on the form and extent of the exam are specified here. An example of an exam test is here. A prerequisite for the exam is the credit from the seminar. Exam dates will be available in SIS.
Previous exam test: 27.1., 9.2., 11.2.
Tuesday 17:10 - 18:00 (after the seminar), or by an (email) appointment.
Any comments on inaccuracy or unclear parts of the lecture slides are most welcome.