Abstract State Machines and Pure Mathematics

  • Andreas Blass
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1912)


We discuss connections, similarities, and differences between the concepts and issues arising in the study of abstract state machines and those arising in pure mathematics, particularly in set theory and logic. Among the topics from pure mathematics are the foundational role of set theory, permutation models of set theory without the axiom of choice, and interpretations (between theories or vocabularies) regarded as transformations acting on structures.


Boolean Function Isomorphism Class Function Symbol Pure Mathematic Arbitrary Choice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Blass
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  1. 1.University of MichiganUSA

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