Advanced Łukasiewicz calculus and MV-algebras

  • D. Mundici

Part of the Trends in Logic book series (TREN, volume 35)

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In recent years, the discovery of the relationships between formulas in Łukasiewicz 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 Łukasiewicz 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 Łukasiewicz logic. The book embodies the viewpoint that modern Łukasiewicz 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.


MV-algebras conditioning fuzzy logic many-valued logic probability of continuously valued events

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