# Formal Logic

## Where und When:

- Lecture: Tuesday 14:15-15:45 in room X-E0-216 (X-Building)
- Problem class: Tuesday 16-18 in room VHF.01.210 Tutor: Thomas Schmidt

Here the
link
to the ekvv-entry.

**Latest News:** Written exam on Thursday
15th February 2018 from 10-12 in Lecture Hall 2.

How to prepare? Have a look at all exercises except 1,8,19,20,32,33,35-38.
Have in mind that you may have more powerful tools at hand now than
when these exercises have been given! E.g. 43 and 44 can now be
solved using the tableau calculus of modal logic.
Use also Schöning or Kreuzer-Kühling where you find more exercises of this
type, or find similar ones online.

## Topics:

Formal logic appears naturally in several places in computer science.
Logic gates are the elementary building blocks of integrated circuits.
Proofs of NP-hardness often use
reductions to satisfiability of Boolean expressions. Logic provides a
concept of computability, and a wealth of problems that cannot be solved
algorithmically. Propositional and first-order logic, as well as temporal
logic and higher-order logic are used in the verification and validation
of computer algorithms.

This one-semester lecture offers introduction to advanced topics of formal
logic. After setting the ground by delving into propositional logic, this
course covers first-order logic, modal logic, temporal logic (with some
focus on normal forms and the algorithmic treatment of logic formula) as
well as concepts and questions about (un-)decidabilty.

The 2h lectures are accompanied by problem sheets. Solutions to the problem
sheets will be handed in by the students and discussed in the problem
class. 5 credit points are obtained by solving more than 50%
of the problems on the problem sheets plus passing the written exam at
the end of the course.

## Exercise Sheets

## Lecture notes

The lecture notes, updated each week.

## Literature:

- Uwe Schöning: Logic for Computer Scientists
- H.-D. Ebbinghaus, J. Flum, W. Thomas: Mathematical Logic
- Wolfgang Rautenberg: A Concise Introduction to Mathematical Logic
- Uwe Schöning: Logik für Informatiker (German)
- Martin Kreuzer, Stefan Kühling: Logik für Informatiker (German)

* Last change 29.1.2018
Dirk Frettlöh
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