Advanced Lukasiewicz calculus and MV-algebras

Advanced Lukasiewicz calculus and MV-algebras

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This is a continuation of Vol. 7 of Trends in Logic. It wil cover the wealth of recent developments of Lukasiewicz Logic and their algebras (Chang MV-algebras), with particular reference to (de Finetti) coherent evaluation of continuously valued events, (Renyi) conditionals for such events, related algorithms.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 14.73mm | 427g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2011 ed.
  • XVIII, 258 p.
  • 9400736606
  • 9789400736603

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In recent years, the discovery of the relationships between formulas in Lukasiewicz logic and rational polyhedra, Chang MV-algebras and lattice-ordered abelian roups, MV-algebraic states and coherent de Finetti's assessments of continuous events, has changed the study and practice of many-valued logic. This book is intended as an up-to-date monograph on infinite-valued Lukasiewicz logic and MV-algebras. Each chapter features a combination of classical and re¬cent results, well beyond the traditional domain of algebraic logic: among others, a comprehensive account is given of many effective procedures that have been re¬cently developed for the algebraic and geometric objects represented by formulas in Lukasiewicz logic. The book embodies the viewpoint that modern Lukasiewicz logic and MV-algebras provide a benchmark for the study of several deep mathematical prob¬lems, such as Rényi conditionals of continuously valued events, the many-valued generalization of Carathéodory algebraic probability theory, morphisms and invari¬ant measures of rational polyhedra, bases and Schauder bases as jointly refinable partitions of unity, and first-order logic with [0,1]-valued identity on Hilbert space. Complete versions are given of a compact body of recent results and techniques, proving virtually everything that is used throughout, so that the book can be used both for individual study and as a source of reference for the more advanced reader.
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Table of contents

Preface.- Chapter 1. Prologue: de Finetti coherence criterion and Lukasiewicz logic.- Chapter 2. Rational polyhedra, Interpolation, Amalgamation.- Chapter 3. The Galois connection (Mod, Th) in L 21.- Chapter 4. The spectral and the maximal spectral space.- Chapter 5. De Concini-Procesi theorem and Schauder bases.- Chapter 6. Bases and finitely presented MV-algebras.- Chapter 7. The free product of MV-algebras.- The construction of free products.- Chapter 8. Direct limits, confluence and multisets.- Chapter 9. Tensors.- Chapter 10. States and the Kroupa-Panti Theorem.- Chapter 11. The MV-algebraic Loomis-Sikorski theorem.- Chapter 12. The MV-algebraic Stone-von Neumann theorem.- Chapter 13. Recurrence, probability, measure.- Chapter 14. Measuring polyhedra and averaging truth-values.- Chapter 15. A Renyi conditional in Lukasiewicz logic.- Chapter 16. The Lebesgue state and the completion of FREEn.- Chapter 17. Finitely generated projective MV-algebras.- Chapter 18. Effective procedures for L and MV-algebras.- Chapter 19. A first-order Lukasiewicz logic with [0, 1]-identity.- Chapter 20. Applications, further reading, selected problems.- Chapter 21. Background results.- Special Bibliography. References. Index.
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From the reviews:

"The book is recommended for professional researchers and advanced students with an appropriate mathematical background. The book covers most of the recent developments in Lukasiewicz infinite-valued calculus and MV-theory. ... The presentation is clearly structured and self-contained. The book consists of twenty chapters and two appendices, and a suitable bibliography is offered at the end of each chapter. Some of the chapters can be read independently from the others." (Manuela Busaniche, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 i)

"The author of this book is one of the leading scientists in the field of MV-algebras, and in this work he presents his recent results, collecting them in a monograph that every scholar interested in many-valued logic should consult for his studies. The book is intended as a text for a second course on infinite-valued Lukasiewicz logic ... . Each chapter focuses on a specific topic and chapters are almost independent from each other." (Brunella Gerla, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1235, 2012)
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From the reviews:

"The book is recommended for professional researchers and advanced students with an appropriate mathematical background. The book covers most of the recent developments in Lukasiewicz infinite-valued calculus and MV-theory. ... The presentation is clearly structured and self-contained. The book consists of twenty chapters and two appendices, and a suitable bibliography is offered at the end of each chapter. Some of the chapters can be read independently from the others." (Manuela Busaniche, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 i)

"The author of this book is one of the leading scientists in the field of MV-algebras, and in this work he presents his recent results, collecting them in a monograph that every scholar interested in many-valued logic should consult for his studies. The book is intended as a text for a second course on infinite-valued Lukasiewicz logic ... . Each chapter focuses on a specific topic and chapters are almost independent from each other." (Brunella Gerla, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1235, 2012)
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About D. Mundici

Daniele Mundici received his Laurea degree in Physics from the University of Modena. He is currently Professor of Mathematical Logic at the University of Florence, and has been Professor of Algorithms and Computability at the University of Milan.

He has taught at universities in Europe, Africa and America.

He serves as a managing editor of various journals in logic, algebra and applied mathematics. He has been the President of the Kurt Goedel Society in Vienna and of the Italian Association for Logic and Applications. He is a member of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Bruxelles and a corresponding member of the National Academy of Exact Sciences, Buenos Aires.

He is the author of three books and over 140 research papers in logic, algebra and theoretical computer science.
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