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Author Pohlers, Wolfram
Title Proof theory [electronic resource] : an introduction / Wolfram Pohlers
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, c1989
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (vi, 213 p.)
Series Lecture notes in mathematics, 0075-8434 ; 1407
Lecture notes in mathematics (Springer-Verlag) ; 1407
Note "Somewhat extended lecture notes of an introductory course ... [given] during the winter term 1987-1988 at the University of Münster, FRG"--P. iii
Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-207)
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Although this is an introductory text on proof theory, most of its contents is not found in a unified form elsewhere in the literature, except at a very advanced level. The heart of the book is the ordinal analysis of axiom systems, with particular emphasis on that of the impredicative theory of elementary inductive definitions on the natural numbers. The "constructive" consequences of ordinal analysis are sketched out in the epilogue. The book provides a self-contained treatment assuming no prior knowledge of proof theory and almost none of logic. The author has, moreover, endeavoured not to use the "cabal language" of proof theory, but only a language familiar to most readers
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Link Print version: Pohlers, Wolfram. Proof theory. Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, c1989 0387518428 (DLC) 90107392 (OCoLC)21040622
Subject Proof theory
Preuve, Théorie de la
Nombres ordinaux
Preuve, Théorie de la. ram
Beweistheorie. swd
Proof theory. fast (OCoLC)fst01078942
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