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A Beginner's Guide to Mathematical Logic (Dover Books on Mathematics) [Paperback]

Raymond Smullyan
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25 July 2014 0486492370 978-0486492377
Combining stories of great philosophers, quotations, and riddles with the fundamentals of mathematical logic, this new textbook for first courses in mathematical logic was written by the subject's creative master. Raymond Smullyan offers clear, incremental presentations of difficult logic concepts with creative explanations and unique problems related to proofs, propositional logic and first-order logic, undecidability, recursion theory, and other topics.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (25 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486492370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486492377
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Raymond Smullyan received his PhD from Princeton University and has taught at Dartmouth, Princeton, Indiana University, and New York's Lehman College. Best known for his mathematical and creative logic puzzles and games, he is also a concert pianist and a magician. He is the author of over a dozen books of logic puzzles and texts on mathematical logic.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Raymond Smullyan - 95 and still going strong! Genuinely starts at the beginning - and gets farther, with more clarity, than 99% of writer on this topic. As a writer, on a par with Martin Gardner, of Blessed Memory.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing 1 Sep 2014
By Doyle - Published on Amazon.com
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It's difficult to give Dr. Smullyan anything less than 4 stars. He maintains an air of delight as he covers the basic precepts of logic and he doesn't hold back on telling amusing stories. Although there may be better treatments of the material out there, his exposition makes it worth reading. I recommend this for anyone who passionately hates dry textbooks on basic logic, i.e. just about everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's like cheating, but with more work 8 Oct 2014
By Jarvis - Published on Amazon.com
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Haven't finished it yet, but it's helping me in my logic for Computer Science course tremendously.

It's like cheating, but with more work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 6 Oct 2014
By Arsenio Cornejo - Published on Amazon.com
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Presents important ideas in a simple way. Thanks Mr. Smullyan
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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introductory book on logic 11 Sep 2014
By Adriano Becattini - Published on Amazon.com
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An excellent introductory book on logic, advances on issues that should be studied more deeply and well explains the fundamental concepts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still one more extrordinary book from an extraordinary man. May he write many more mathematical jewels! 7 July 2014
By Gordon C. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
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This is another absolutely incredible masterpiece from an absolutely incredible man! Raymond Smullyan is unique unto himself and a one-man show! Every book he produces is a gem. He entertains while teaching and teaches while entertaining. And he effortlessly - modulo intense hard work on the part of the reader - moves from fundamental concepts in logic up to the dizzy heights of mathematical logic as it stands today.

Dr. Smullyan is a remarkable man on all levels and a real delight! It is my sincere hope that I will stumble upon him during one of my many sojourns out of this mortal coil that we call ordinary life!
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