Logic

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Course  in the winter semester 2002/03 - within the MMISS project

Lecture:  Mon 13--15h, MZH 1400
Exercises: Thu 10-12h (group 1) and 17-19h (group 2), P2 (computer pool in the 0th floor)

Start: Mon 21st Oct 2002 and Thu 24th Oct 2002

Attention! The following exercises are cancelled: 23.01., 30.01. und 06.02.
Instead: Thu 20.02., 6., 13., 27. 03. 15-17h in P2   time has changed!!!!

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Logic is used in computer science at many places. It is needed when something (e.g. programs, languages, graphs, networks, agents, ...) shall be described formally in its properties. Based on such logical descriptions it is then also possible to do proofs (besides the proofs that you know from the mathematics, also e.g. program or protocol verification is possible). In addition, one can program even in logic directly (Prolog), and this in a very problem-oriented manner.

This lecture introduces first-order predicate logic, which is basic in many respects. Topics are: propositional and predicate logic, logical formalization, logical inference, games for  finding out truth values, what is a proof?, proof calculus, soundness, completeness, computer science applications (program verification, Prolog).

The lecture will be based on the book "Language, Proof, and Logic'' by Jon Barwise und John Etchemendy (CSLI Stanford). It is didactically very well written, and moreover comes with a CD containing four programs. These programs allow students to do exercises with their computers. Furthermore, there is a server in Stanford that automatically gives direct feedback to the solutions. The book and the software have been used very successfully at a lot of universities (both nationally and internationally). While the book is written in English, the lecture will be in German.

Local  information about the book and the software (only locally accessible!)

Proofs in fitch   General help with the LPL software

Grading criteria

Slides for the lecture

English literature   German literature  German slides about Language, proof and logic    more slides

Logic-related pages on the web

Contact: Till Mossakowski www  EMail