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By Stefan Bilaniuk

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3) If α is a formula, then (¬α) is a formula. (4) If α and β are formulas, then (α → β) is a formula. (5) If ϕ is a formula and vn is a variable, then ∀vn ϕ is a formula. (6) Nothing else is a formula. Formulas of form 1 or 2 will often be referred to as the atomic formulas of L. 3 are borrowed directy from propositional logic. As before, we will exploit the way 28 5. LANGUAGES formulas are built up in making definitions and in proving results by induction on the length of a formula. We will also recycle the use of lower-case Greek characters to refer to formulas and of upper-case Greek characters to refer to sets of formulas.

A formula σ of L in which no variable occurs free is said to be a sentence. Part 4 is the key: it asserts that an occurrence of a variable x is bound instead of free if it is in the “scope” of an occurrence of ∀x. For example, v7 is free in ∀v5 = v5v7, but v5 is not. g. v6 occurs both free and bound in ∀v0 (= v0f31 v6 → (¬∀v6 P91 v6 )). 30 5. 11. Give a precise definition of the scope of a quantifier. 4. As we shall see, sentences are often more tractable and useful theoretically than ordinary formulas.

Why is it important that Σ be finite here? 9. 4. 10. 4. If you have trouble trying to prove one of the two directions directly, try proving its contrapositive instead. Hints for Chapter 3. 1. Truth tables are probably the best way to do this. 2. 4. 3. There are usually many different deductions with a given conclusion, so you shouldn’t take the following hints as gospel. (1) Use A2 and A1. (2) Recall what ∨ abbreviates. 4. You need to check that ϕ1 . . 3; you know ϕ1 . . ϕn does. 5. Put together a deduction of β from Γ from the deductions of δ and δ → β from Γ.

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