Course ObjectiveThe course objective is to obtain a good knowledge and understanding of
the most important logical systems: propositional logic, predicate logic
and modal logic. The students learn to use these systems to model data,
knowledge and actions. An important aspect of the course is the ability
to reason using these logics and reason about these logics: what can and
what can not be expressed with a logic system, and what are the
differences between the systems with respect to expressive power or the
existence of decision procedures.
Course ContentThe focus of the lecture is on propositional logic and first-order
predicate logic. We work with natural deduction as proof system. The
relation between semantic and syntactic methods is important; the
central keywords are correctness, consistency and completeness.
Moreover, we pay attention to expressive power, for example when
formulating queries. A fundamental tool, for this purpose, is the
Algorithmically there the contrast between the decidability of
propositional logic and the undecidability of predicate logic (for
example, seen by a coding of the Post Correspondence Problem).
As a variation of the mentioned logics, we consider modal logic with
Kripke models as semantics.
Teaching MethodsLecture (3 hours per week)
Exercise classes (3 hours per week)
Computer practicum using the Lean proof assistant, done during exercise
Method of AssessmentFinal exam (100%) and computer assignments using the Lean proof
assistant (required to qualify for the exam, and .5 bonus points for
doing extra problems.)
Jeremy Avigad, Robert Y. Lewis, Floris van Doorn, Logic and Proof
Michael Huth, Mark Ryan, Logic in Computer Science (2nd edition)
Cambridge University Press, 2004 ISBN 0 521 54310 X
Recommended background knowledgeLogic and Sets
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. R.Y. Lewis|
|Examiner||dr. J.C. Blanchette|
dr. J.C. Blanchette
dr. R.Y. Lewis
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|Teaching Methods||Seminar, Lecture, Practical|
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