Introduction to Logic (Dover Books on Mathematics) pdf epub fb2

Introduction to Logic (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Patrick Suppes pdf epub fb2

Introduction to Logic (Dover Books on Mathematics) Author: Patrick Suppes
Title: Introduction to Logic (Dover Books on Mathematics)
ISBN: 0486406873
ISBN13: 978-0486406879
Other Formats: txt doc mbr azw
Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (January 28, 1999)
Language: English
Category: Science & Math
Size PDF version: 1612 kb
Size EPUB version: 1507 kb
Subcategory: Mathematics

This well-organized book was designed to introduce students to a way of thinking that encourages precision and accuracy. As the text for a course in modern logic, it familiarizes readers with a complete theory of logical inference and its specific applications to mathematics and the empirical sciences.Part I deals with formal principles of inference and definition, including a detailed attempt to relate the formal theory of inference to the standard informal proofs common throughout mathematics. An in-depth exploration of elementary intuitive set theory constitutes Part II, with separate chapters on sets, relations, and functions. The final section deals with the set-theoretical foundations of the axiomatic method and contains, in both the discussion and exercises, numerous examples of axiomatically formulated theories. Topics range from the theory of groups and the algebra of the real numbers to elementary probability theory, classical particle mechanics, and the theory of measurement of sensation intensities.Ideally suited for undergraduate courses, this text requires no background in mathematics or philosophy.