Automated Development of Fundamental Mathematical Theories / Edition 1

Automated Development of Fundamental Mathematical Theories / Edition 1

by Art Quaife
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792320212

ISBN-13: 9780792320210

Pub. Date: 11/15/1992

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The author provides an introduction to automated reasoning, and in particular to resolution theorem proving using the prover OTTER. He presents a new clausal version of von Neumann-Bernays-Gödel set theory, and lists over 400 theorems proved semiautomatically in elementary set theory. He presents a semiautomated proof that the composition of homomorphisms is a

Overview

The author provides an introduction to automated reasoning, and in particular to resolution theorem proving using the prover OTTER. He presents a new clausal version of von Neumann-Bernays-Gödel set theory, and lists over 400 theorems proved semiautomatically in elementary set theory. He presents a semiautomated proof that the composition of homomorphisms is a homomorphism, thus solving a challenge problem.
The author next develops Peano's arithmetic, and gives more than 1200 definitions and theorems in elementary number theory. He gives part of the proof of the fundamental theorem of arithmetic (unique factorization), and gives and OTTER-generated proof of Euler's generalization of Fermat's theorem.
Next he develops Tarski's geometry within OTTER. He obtains proofs of most of the challenge problems appearing in the literature, and offers further challenges. He then formalizes the modal logic calculus K4, in order to obtain very high level automated proofs of Löb's theorem, and of Gödel's two incompleteness theorems. Finally he offers thirty-one unsolved problems in elementary number theory as challenge problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792320210
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/15/1992
Series:
Automated Reasoning Series , #2
Edition description:
1993
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: A Personal View of Automated Reasoning Research. 1. Introduction to Automated Reasoning. 2. Von Neumann-Bernays-Gödel Set Theory. 3. Peano's Arithmetic. 4. Tarski's Geometry. 5. Löb's Theorem and Gödel's Two Incompleteness Theorems. 6. Unsolved Problems in Elementary Number Theory. Appendix 1: Gödel's Axioms for Set Theory. Appendix 2: Theorems Proved in NBG Set Theory. Appendix 3: Theorems Proved in Peano's Arithmetic. Bibliography. Index of Names. Index of Subjects.

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