2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
10 creditsClass Size: 120
Module manager: Dr Andrew Brooke-Taylor
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsFamiliarity with proof by mathematical induction.
Interest in abstract, mathematical proof writing.
This module is mutually exclusive with
|MATH2042||Logic with Computation|
Module replacesMATH2040 Mathematical Logic 1
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module is an introduction to mathematical logic introducing formal languages that can be used to express mathematical ideas and arguments. It throws light on mathematics itself, because it can be applied to problems in philosophy, linguistics, computer science and other areas.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able...
1. To describe the fundamental notions of mathematical logic, including the distinction between syntax and semantics.
2. To present a proof of the completeness theorem in the propositional case and introduce a first order predicate calculus.
1. To express logical arguments in a formal language and thereby to analyse their correctness.
2. To distinguish between syntax and semantics, and give simple formal proofs in a natural deduction system.
3. To give a proof by induction on a finite tree.
4. To apply the soundness and completeness theorems to establish whether a formula is derivable from a set of axioms or not.
1. Propositional Logic. Syntax. Semantics. Satisfiability, tautologies, contradictions. Disjunctive and conjunctive normal forms. A formal proof system. Completeness and compactness.
2. Boolean algebras and partially ordered sets.
3. Predicate Logic. Language and syntax. First-order structures. Truth in a structure. Prenex normal form. A formal proof system.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||68.00|
|Total Contact hours||32.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyStudying and revising of course material.
Completing of assignments and assessments.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackRegular problem solving assignments.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||15.00|
There is no resit available for the coursework component of this module. If the module is failed, the coursework mark will be carried forward and added to the resit exam mark with the same weighting as listed above.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr 00 mins||85.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||85.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 11/09/2019
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