Computability and Logic has become a classic because of its accessibility to George S. Boolos, John P. Burgess, Richard C. Jeffrey , , , John Burgess has prepared a much revised and extended fourth edition of Boolos’s and Jeffrey’s classic textbook Computability and logic. (For a review of the. John Burgess has now enhanced the book by adding a selection of 53 The Scope of Abacus Computability. 57 . Computability and Logic, Richard C. Jeffrey.

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Computability and Logic

Burgess, and Richard C. The errata page is also located there and there are plenty of errata to be found in this book, unfortunately! Selected pages Title Lofic. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

I have more “mathematical maturity” boolos is needed to read an introductory book on computability, so I feel confident in saying that most of the standard texts on computability revel in excessive detail, like defining Turing Machines as a 6-tuple — something that serves no purpose other than pedantry.

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Skordev, Computability in Combinatory Spaces. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? BurgessRichard C. The typos have of course been mentioned a list of errata is available on [ These intros by themselves are valuable.

The first several chapters introduce the basics of this subject, and only then do the authors turn toward theories of arithmetic and the like.

Share your thoughts with other customers. A bigger problem is that the authors don’t always make the important conceptual connections between the material explicit – and this may be the result of a book written by committee. John Burgess has now enhanced the book by adding a selection of problems at the end of each chapter, and by reorganising and rewriting chapters to make them more independent of each other.

Cook – – Logica Universalis 8 For this edition they have revised and simplified their presentation of the representability of recursive functions, rewritten a section on Robinson arithmetic, and reworked exercises. You can tell a book by its cover.

When the authors finally introduce decidability sixty pages later it is not clearly compared with enumerability. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. This book has so much going for it: This fourth edition of one of the classic logic textbooks has been thoroughly revised by John Burgess.

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Anything by a guy named “Boolos” is pretty close to Boolean Logic There’s a problem loading this menu right now. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 28 1: One should note that the emphasis of this book is more towards logic. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. See all 17 reviews. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. That said, there is no way I can give this book less than five stars.


As far as approach is concerned, the book places recursion theory at the center. Write a customer review.

But it also has some major drawbacks. It discusses boolso everything the intermediate logic student could want: While it starts with issues of computability, it moves into issues of provability, consistency, etc. This updated edition is also accompanied by a website as well as an instructor’s manual. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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