Introduction to Boolean Algebras

Author: Steven Givant
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387402932
Release Date: 2008-12-02
Genre: Mathematics

This book is an informal though systematic series of lectures on Boolean algebras. It contains background chapters on topology and continuous functions and includes hundreds of exercises as well as a solutions manual.

Duality Theories for Boolean Algebras with Operators

Author: Steven Givant
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319067438
Release Date: 2014-07-18
Genre: Mathematics

In this new text, Steven Givant—the author of several acclaimed books, including works co-authored with Paul Halmos and Alfred Tarski—develops three theories of duality for Boolean algebras with operators. Givant addresses the two most recognized dualities (one algebraic and the other topological) and introduces a third duality, best understood as a hybrid of the first two. This text will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in the fields of mathematics, computer science, logic, and philosophy who are interested in exploring special or general classes of Boolean algebras with operators. Readers should be familiar with the basic arithmetic and theory of Boolean algebras, as well as the fundamentals of point-set topology.

Introduction to Relation Algebras

Author: Steven Givant
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319652351
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre: Mathematics

The first volume of a pair that charts relation algebras from novice to expert level, this text offers a comprehensive grounding for readers new to the topic. Upon completing this introduction, mathematics students may delve into areas of active research by progressing to the second volume, Advanced Topics in Relation Algebras; computer scientists, philosophers, and beyond will be equipped to apply these tools in their own field. The careful presentation establishes first the arithmetic of relation algebras, providing ample motivation and examples, then proceeds primarily on the basis of algebraic constructions: subalgebras, homomorphisms, quotient algebras, and direct products. Each chapter ends with a historical section and a substantial number of exercises. The only formal prerequisite is a background in abstract algebra and some mathematical maturity, though the reader will also benefit from familiarity with Boolean algebra and naïve set theory. The measured pace and outstanding clarity are particularly suited to independent study, and provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn from one of the leading authorities in the field. Collecting, curating, and illuminating over 75 years of progress since Tarski's seminal work in 1941, this textbook in two volumes offers a landmark, unified treatment of the increasingly relevant field of relation algebras. Clear and insightful prose guides the reader through material previously only available in scattered, highly-technical journal articles. Students and experts alike will appreciate the work as both a textbook and invaluable reference for the community.

Advanced Topics in Relation Algebras

Author: Steven Givant
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319659459
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre: Mathematics

The second volume of a pair that charts relation algebras from novice to expert level, this text brings the well-grounded reader to the frontiers of research. Building on the foundations established in the preceding Introduction to Relation Algebras, this volume advances the reader into the deeper mathematical results of the past few decades. Such material offers an ideal preparation for research in relation algebras and Boolean algebras with operators. Arranged in a modular fashion, this text offers the opportunity to explore any of several areas in detail; topics include canonical extensions, completions, representations, varieties, and atom structures. Each chapter offers a complete account of one such avenue of development, including a historical section and substantial number of exercises. The clarity of exposition and comprehensive nature of each module make this an ideal text for the independent reader entering the field, while researchers will value it as a reference for years to come. Collecting, curating, and illuminating over 75 years of progress since Tarski's seminal work in 1941, this textbook in two volumes offers a landmark, unified treatment of the increasingly relevant field of relation algebras. Clear and insightful prose guides the reader through material previously only available in scattered, highly-technical journal articles. Students and experts alike will appreciate the work as both a textbook and invaluable reference for the community. Note that this volume contains numerous, essential references to the previous volume, Introduction to Relation Algebras. The reader is strongly encouraged to secure at least electronic access to the first book in order to make use of the second.

Naive Mengenlehre

Author: Paul R. Halmos
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525405278
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Arithmetic


A Beginner s Guide to Discrete Mathematics

Author: W.D. Wallis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817682864
Release Date: 2011-10-08
Genre: Mathematics

Wallis's book on discrete mathematics is a resource for an introductory course in a subject fundamental to both mathematics and computer science, a course that is expected not only to cover certain specific topics but also to introduce students to important modes of thought specific to each discipline . . . Lower-division undergraduates through graduate students. —Choice reviews (Review of the First Edition) Very appropriately entitled as a 'beginner's guide', this textbook presents itself as the first exposure to discrete mathematics and rigorous proof for the mathematics or computer science student. —Zentralblatt Math (Review of the First Edition) This second edition of A Beginner’s Guide to Discrete Mathematics presents a detailed guide to discrete mathematics and its relationship to other mathematical subjects including set theory, probability, cryptography, graph theory, and number theory. This textbook has a distinctly applied orientation and explores a variety of applications. Key Features of the second edition: * Includes a new chapter on the theory of voting as well as numerous new examples and exercises throughout the book * Introduces functions, vectors, matrices, number systems, scientific notations, and the representation of numbers in computers * Provides examples which then lead into easy practice problems throughout the text and full exercise at the end of each chapter * Full solutions for practice problems are provided at the end of the book This text is intended for undergraduates in mathematics and computer science, however, featured special topics and applications may also interest graduate students.

Lectures on Boolean Algebras

Author: Paul R. Halmos
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486828046
Release Date: 2018-09-12
Genre: Mathematics

Concise and informal as well as systematic, this presentation on the basics of Boolean algebra has ranked among the fundamental books on the subject since its initial publication in 1963.

Mathematical Logic Propositional calculus Boolean algebras predicate calculus

Author: René Cori
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198500491
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Mathematics

The requirement to reason logically forms the basis of all mathematics, and hence mathematical logic is one of the most fundamental topics that students will study. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, this book provides an accessible introduction for advanced undergraduate students.

Diskrete Mathematik

Author: Martin Aigner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783322854964
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Mathematics

Vor 50 Jahren gab es den Begriff "Diskrete Mathematik" nicht, und er ist auch heute im deutschen Sprachraum keineswegs gebrauchlich. Vorlesungen dazu werden nicht iiberall und schon gar nicht mit einem einheitlichen Themenkatalog angeboten (im Gegensatz zum Beispiel zu den USA, wo sie seit langem einen festen Platz haben). Die Mathematiker verstehen unter Diskreter Mathematik meist Kombinatorik oder Graphentheorie, die Informatiker Diskrete Strukturen oder Boolesche Algebren. Das Hauptanliegen dieses Buches ist daher, solch einen Themenkatalog zu prasentieren, der alle Grundlagen fiir ein weiterfiihrendes Studium enthalt. Die Diskrete Mathematik beschaftigt sich vor allem mit endlichen Mengen. Was kann man in endlichen Mengen studieren? Ais allererstes kann man sie abzahlen, dies ist das klassische Thema der Kombinatorik - in Teil I werden wir die wich tigsten Ideen und Methoden zur Abzahlung kennenlernen. Auf endlichen Mengen ist je nach Aufgabenstellung meist eine einfache Struktur in Form von Relationen gegeben, von denen die anwendungsreichsten die Graphen sind. Diese Aspekte fas sen wir in Teil II unter dem Titel Graphen uncl Algorithmen zusammen. Und schlieBlich existiert auf endlichen Mengen oft eine algebraische Struktur (oder man kann eine solche auf natiirliche Weise erklaren). Algebraische Systeme sind der Inhalt von Teil III. Diese drei Gesichtspunkte bilden den roten Faden des Buches. Ein weiterer Aspekt, der die Darstellung durchgehend pragt, betrifft den Begriff der Optimierung.

The Mathematics of Logic

Author: Richard W. Kaye
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139467216
Release Date: 2007-07-12
Genre: Mathematics

This undergraduate textbook covers the key material for a typical first course in logic, in particular presenting a full mathematical account of the most important result in logic, the Completeness Theorem for first-order logic. Looking at a series of interesting systems, increasing in complexity, then proving and discussing the Completeness Theorem for each, the author ensures that the number of new concepts to be absorbed at each stage is manageable, whilst providing lively mathematical applications throughout. Unfamiliar terminology is kept to a minimum, no background in formal set-theory is required, and the book contains proofs of all the required set theoretical results. The reader is taken on a journey starting with König's Lemma, and progressing via order relations, Zorn's Lemma, Boolean algebras, and propositional logic, to completeness and compactness of first-order logic. As applications of the work on first-order logic, two final chapters provide introductions to model theory and nonstandard analysis.

Analysis 2

Author: Universität Kaiserslautern
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642589508
Release Date: 2013-03-11
Genre: Mathematics


Gesetze der Form

Author: George Spencer-Brown
Publisher: Joh. Bohmeier Verlag
ISBN: 3890943217
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Algebraic logic


Einf hrung in die Geometrie und Topologie

Author: Werner Ballmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783034809016
Release Date: 2015-02-19
Genre: Mathematics

Das Buch bietet eine Einführung in die Topologie, Differentialtopologie und Differentialgeometrie. Es basiert auf Manuskripten, die in verschiedenen Vorlesungszyklen erprobt wurden. Im ersten Kapitel werden grundlegende Begriffe und Resultate aus der mengentheoretischen Topologie bereitgestellt. Eine Ausnahme hiervon bildet der Jordansche Kurvensatz, der für Polygonzüge bewiesen wird und eine erste Idee davon vermitteln soll, welcher Art tiefere topologische Probleme sind. Im zweiten Kapitel werden Mannigfaltigkeiten und Liesche Gruppen eingeführt und an einer Reihe von Beispielen veranschaulicht. Diskutiert werden auch Tangential- und Vektorraumbündel, Differentiale, Vektorfelder und Liesche Klammern von Vektorfeldern. Weiter vertieft wird diese Diskussion im dritten Kapitel, in dem die de Rhamsche Kohomologie und das orientierte Integral eingeführt und der Brouwersche Fixpunktsatz, der Jordan-Brouwersche Zerlegungssatz und die Integralformel von Stokes bewiesen werden. Das abschließende vierte Kapitel ist den Grundlagen der Differentialgeometrie gewidmet. Entlang der Entwicklungslinien, die die Geometrie der Kurven und Untermannigfaltigkeiten in Euklidischen Räumen durchlaufen hat, werden Zusammenhänge und Krümmung, die zentralen Konzepte der Differentialgeometrie, diskutiert. Den Höhepunkt bilden die Gaussgleichungen, die Version des theorema egregium von Gauss für Untermannigfaltigkeiten beliebiger Dimension und Kodimension. Das Buch richtet sich in erster Linie an Mathematik- und Physikstudenten im zweiten und dritten Studienjahr und ist als Vorlage für ein- oder zweisemestrige Vorlesungen geeignet.