lecture03_logic2

lecture03_logic2 - The Logic of Quantified Statements...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: The Logic of Quantified Statements Mariusz Bajger COMP2781/8781 School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics March 16, 2011 1/13 Reading and Exercises Reading Epp, Chapter 3 Exercises Sec. 3.1 (all blue), Sec. 3.2 (all blue), Sec.3.3 (all blue, may drop 46-54 and 59-61), Sec. 3.4 (all blue) Good learning strategy: BE ACTIVE! I Regularly revise lectures I Solve the suggested exercises I Be critical when reading textbook/lectures I Ask your colleagues, ask the lecturer, don’t be shy! I It is OK to ask for help any time 2/13 Statement calculus vs predicate calculus I Propositional calculus - analysis of ordinary statements I For example, Canberra is a capital city. or 21 divides 40 I Logic also deals with more general structures where some variables are involved I Consider expressions: If x ̸ = 0, then x 2 > 0 or It is the biggest city in the world. I Are they statements? I No, in logic we call them predicates I Predicates become statements once variables are determined I Predicate calculus- analysis of predicates 3/13 Predicates Definition A predicate R is a sentence that contains a finite number of variables and becomes a statement when specific values are substituted for the variables. The set D of all values which can be substituted in place of variables (for which the predicate makes sense) is the domain of the predicate....
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 4

lecture03_logic2 - The Logic of Quantified Statements...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online