Course CSE371
Title Logic
Credits 3
Course Coordinator

Anita Wasilewska


A survey of the logical foundations of mathematics: development of propositional calculus and quantification theory, the notions of a proof and of a model, the completeness theorem, Gödel's incompleteness theorem. This course is offered as both CSE 371 and MAT 371.

Prerequisite CSE 150 or CSE 215 or MAT 200
Course Outcomes
  • An understanding of classical propositional and predicate logic, including a full development of syntax, semantics, and proof techniques
  • An understanding of semantic and syntactic concepts, e.g., truth versus proof, by exploring the soundness and completeness of calculi for these logics
  • An ability to apply abstract reasoning skills through experience with formal proofs
  • A working knowledge of non-classical logics and their use in Computer Science

  • Anita Wasilewska, Logic for Computer Science, Chapters 1- 15, Distributed to Students.
  • A Friendly Introduction to Mathematical Logic, Christopher Leary, Prentice Hall 2000

Major Topics Covered in Course
  • Syntax and Semantics for Classical and various non-classical propositional logics.
  • Two proofs of Completeness Theorem for classical propositional Logic.
  • Automated Theorem proving systems for classical, intuitioinistic amd modal S4, S5 logics.
  • Constructive Completeness Theorem proofs.
  • First Order Classical Logic; syntax and semantics.
  • Proof of Completeness Theorem.
  • Formal Theories based on first order logic; Peano Arithmetic.
  • Discussion of Godel Incompleteness and Inconsistency results.

Laboratory Projects

Not applicable since it is a theory course.

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