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Unit information: Logic in 2015/16

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Unit name Logic
Unit code MATH30100
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Fujimoto
Open unit status Not open

Normally: the 1st Year Pure Maths units (or an equivalent): MATH11511 Number Theory & Group Theory, MATH11006 Analysis 1 and MATH 11521 Further Topics in Analysis



School/department School of Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Science

Description including Unit Aims

Unit aims

To teach the fundamentals of mathematical logic.

General Description of the Unit

The course covers the basic model theory and proof theory of 1st order languages, the Gödel Completeness Theorem and the Godel Incompleteness Theorems characterising the non-provability of the consistency of a formal system within that system.

These theorems are the foundations of 20'th century logic.

Relation to Other Units

Logic is a prerequisite for the Level 7 unit Axiomatic Set Theory It is essential for an understanding of much of the foundations of mathematics but is not restricted to that. In particular it is essential for much of analytical philosophy.

It is of particular interest to students taking the joint Mathematics and Philosophy degrees, or the MA in Philosophy of Mathematics

Further information is available on the School of Mathematics website:

Intended Learning Outcomes

Learning Objectives

After taking this unit, students should be familiar with the basic principles of first order logic and should understand the technique of arithmetisation of syntax which underlies the proofs of the Gödel Incompleteness Theorems.

Transferable Skills

Assimilation and use of novel and abstract ideas.

Teaching Information

Lectures and problems classes.

Assessment Information

100% Examination

Raw scores on the examinations will be determined according to the marking scheme written on the examination paper. The marking scheme, indicating the maximum score per question, is a guide to the relative weighting of the questions. Raw scores are moderated as described in the Undergraduate Handbook.

Reading and References

Course notes will be supplied.