OCamlbased logic and theorem proving book available
 Harrison, John R
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From:  Harrison, John R <john.r.harrison@i...> 
Subject:  OCamlbased logic and theorem proving book available 
I'm pleased to announce the availability of my textbook on logic and automated theorem proving, in which all the major techniques that are described are also implemented as concrete OCaml code: Handbook of Practical Logic and Automated Reasoning John Harrison Cambridge University Press 2009 ISBN: 9780521899574 Publisher's Web page: http://www.cambridge.org/9780521899574 Code and resources: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jrh13/atp/ You can already buy the book in Europe, and it should be available elsewhere very soon, if it isn't already. Here's a table of contents: 1 Introduction 1.1 What is logical reasoning? 1.2 Calculemus! 1.3 Symbolism 1.4 Boole's algebra of logic 1.5 Syntax and semantics 1.6 Symbolic computation and OCaml 1.7 Parsing 1.8 Prettyprinting 2 Propositional Logic 2.1 The syntax of propositional logic 2.2 The semantics of propositional logic 2.3 Validity, satisfiability and tautology 2.4 The De Morgan laws, adequacy and duality 2.5 Simplification and negation normal form 2.6 Disjunctive and conjunctive normal forms 2.7 Applications of propositional logic 2.8 Definitional CNF 2.9 The DavisPutnam procedure 2.10 Staalmarck's method 2.11 Binary Decision Diagrams 2.12 Compactness 3 Firstorder logic 3.1 Firstorder logic and its implementation 3.2 Parsing and printing 3.3 The semantics of firstorder logic 3.4 Syntax operations 3.5 Prenex normal form 3.6 Skolemization 3.7 Canonical models 3.8 Mechanizing Herbrand's theorem 3.9 Unification 3.10 Tableaux 3.11 Resolution 3.12 Subsumption and replacement 3.13 Refinements of resolution 3.14 Horn clauses and Prolog 3.15 Model elimination 3.16 More firstorder metatheorems 4 Equality 4.1 Equality axioms 4.2 Categoricity and elementary equivalence 4.3 Equational logic and completeness theorems 4.4 Congruence closure 4.5 Rewriting 4.6 Termination orderings 4.7 KnuthBendix completion 4.8 Equality elimination 4.9 Paramodulation 5 Decidable problems 5.1 The decision problem 5.2 The AE fragment 5.3 Miniscoping and the monadic fragment 5.4 Syllogisms 5.5 The finite model property 5.6 Quantifier elimination 5.7 Presburger arithmetic 5.8 The complex numbers 5.9 The real numbers 5.10 Rings, ideals and word problems 5.11 Groebner bases 5.12 Geometric theorem proving 5.13 Combining decision procedures 6 Interactive theorem proving 6.1 Humanoriented methods 6.2 Interactive provers and proof checkers 6.3 Proof systems for firstorder logic 6.4 LCF implementation of firstorder logic 6.5 Propositional derived rules 6.6 Proving tautologies by inference 6.7 Firstorder derived rules 6.8 Firstorder proof by inference 6.9 Interactive proof styles 7 Limitations 7.1 Hilbert's programme 7.2 Tarski's theorem on the undefinability of truth 7.3 Incompleteness of axiom systems 7.4 Goedel's incompleteness theorem 7.5 Definability and decidability 7.6 Church's theorem 7.7 Further limitative results 7.8 Retrospective: the nature of logic John.