# 2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

## MATH2041 Logic

### 10 creditsClass Size: 120

**Module manager:** Dr Andrew Brooke-Taylor**Email:** a.d.brooke-taylor@leeds.ac.uk

**Taught:** Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

**Year running** 2024/25

### Pre-requisite qualifications

Familiarity with proof by mathematical induction.Interest in abstract, mathematical proof writing.

### This module is mutually exclusive with

MATH2042 | Logic with Computation |

PHIL2122 | Formal Logic |

Module replaces

MATH2040 Mathematical Logic 1**This module is approved as a discovery module**

### Module summary

This 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.### Objectives

On 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.

**Learning outcomes**

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.

### Syllabus

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.

### Teaching methods

Delivery type | Number | Length hours | Student hours |

Workshop | 10 | 1.00 | 10.00 |

Lecture | 22 | 1.00 | 22.00 |

Private study hours | 68.00 | ||

Total Contact hours | 32.00 | ||

Total hours (100hr per 10 credits) | 100.00 |

### Private study

Studying and revising of course material.Completing of assignments and assessments.

### Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Regular problem solving assignments.### Methods of assessment

**Coursework**

Assessment type | Notes | % of formal assessment |

In-course Assessment | . | 15.00 |

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.

**Exams**

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 list

The reading list is available from the Library websiteLast updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:33

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