Type Theory and Formal Proof by Rob Nederpelt (ebook)In mathematics , logic , and computer science , a type theory is any of a class of formal systems , some of which can serve as alternatives to set theory as a foundation for all mathematics. In type theory, every "term" has a "type" and operations are restricted to terms of a certain type. Type theory is closely related to and in some cases overlaps with type systems , which are a programming language feature used to reduce bugs. Type theory was created to avoid paradoxes in a variety of formal logics and rewrite systems. Between and Bertrand Russell proposed various "theories of type" in response to his discovery that Gottlob Frege 's version of naive set theory was afflicted with Russell's paradox.
Type Theory and Formal Proof
In a way, I am very egocentric. I believe in a proof if I understand it, if it's clear. A computer will also make mistakes, but they are much more difficult to find. Must a proof be elegant? Do I have to understand the proof or is it enough to see that every step is correct? What if only one person in the world understands the proof. Is it a proof?
In case you are considering to adopt this book for courses with over 50 students, please contact ties. This introduction to mathematical logic starts with propositional calculus and first-order logic. Topics covered include syntax, semantics, soundness, completeness, independence, normal forms, vertical paths through negation normal formulas, compactness, Smullyan's Unifying Principle, natural deduction, cut-elimination, semantic tableaux, Skolemization, Herbrand's Theorem, unification, duality, interpolation, and definability. The last three chapters of the book provide an introduction to type theory higher-order logic. It is shown how various mathematical concepts can be formalized in this very expressive formal language. This expressive notation facilitates proofs of the classical incompleteness and undecidability theorems which are very elegant and easy to understand. The discussion of semantics makes clear the important distinction between standard and nonstandard models which is so important in understanding puzzling phenomena such as the incompleteness theorems and Skolem's Paradox about countable models of set theory.
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Come on, now! I wonder if the author investigated it. If so, why not use it or improve it. It was verified to assembly using Magnus Myreen's techniques. Obviously this means they're not providing a guarantee that the properties hold for all states: there's no proof, only evidence. This doesn't mean they're useless, but it does mean they're not proof assistants.
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