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Derivation and Computation

Derivation and Computation
Taking the Curry-Howard Correspondence Seriously

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Part of Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science

  • Date Published: May 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521771733

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  • The two notions of proofs and calculations are intimately related. Proofs can involve calculations, and the algorithm underlying a calculation should be proved correct. This volume explores this key relationship and introduces simple type theory. Starting from the familiar propositional calculus, the author develops the central idea of an applied lambda-calculus. This is illustrated by an account of Gödel's T, a system that codifies number-theoretic function hierarchies. Each of the book's 52 sections ends with a set of exercises, some 200 in total. An appendix contains complete solutions of these exercises.

    • 200 exercises, all with solutions
    • Suitable as the main course text, or as a supplementary text, or for self study
    • Covers some material not adequately dealt with elsewhere, giving a broad view of interrelated topics
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    "The book is rather snappily written. It's informal, breezy - sometimes positively jaunty - and always directed to the reader. It can't be emphasized enough that the great thing about this book is its many well-chosen, completely solved exercises. This alone makes it a valuable text, especially for self-study."
    Robert J. Irwin, Hamilton College for SIGACT News

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    • Date Published: May 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521771733
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 23 tables 193 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Preview
    Part I. Development and Exercises:
    1. Derivation systems
    2. Computation mechanisms
    3. The typed combinator calculus
    4. The typed l-calculus
    5. Substitution algorithms
    6. Applied l-calculi
    7. Multi-recursive arithmetic
    8. Ordinals and ordinal notation
    9. Higher order recursion
    Part II. Solutions: A. Derivation systems
    B. Computation mechanisms
    C. The typed combinator calculus
    D. The typed l-calculus
    E. Substitution algorithms
    F. Applied l-calculi
    G. Multi-recursive arithmetic
    H. Ordinals and ordinal notation
    I. Higher order recursion
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    Bibliography
    Commonly used symbols
    Index.

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