Math 160A -
Winter 2002. UCSD. Instructor S. Buss
Textbook: H. Enderton, A Mathematical Introduction to Logic, Second Edition, Harcourt - Academic Press 2001. Make sure you get the second edition, not the first edition. The second edition's publication date is listed variously as 2000 or 2001.
Syllabus: First quarter: The plan is to cover propositional and
first-order logic, up through the soundness and completeness theorems. Our approach
is mathematical, but we will also consider applications to philosophy, and especially to
Second quarter: I hope to cover the completeness theorem, rcomputability, and the incompleteness theorem.
Prerequisites: Math 100A or 103A. However, there are no particular mathematical prerequisites beyond a certain level of "mathematical maturity". If you lack the formal prerequisites please talk to me about enrolling in the course.
Grading: Homeworks, quizes, one midterm and final exam. Midterm will be approximately 25% of the course grade, and the final exam approximately 40% of the course grade.
Course participation: First quarter: While not it is not
strictly speaking required, it is HIGHLY recommended that you attend lectures
faithfully. This is even more important now that we have switched formats to having
a lot proofs presented by students!!
Second quarter: Attendance is required. Two free passes allowed.
Theorem proving. Guidelines for proof presentations by students.
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