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Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Hirsch, R. (Robin). Studies in logic and the foundations of mathematics. Volume 147, Relation algebras by games. Amsterdam ; Boston : North Holland/Elsevier, 2002 (DLC) 2002026480 |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
R Hirsch; Ian Hodkinson |

ISBN: | 0080540457 9780080540450 |

OCLC Number: | 647696707 |

Description: | 1 online resource (xvii, 691 pages) : illustrations. |

Contents: | Preface. Foreword.1 Introduction. 1.1 History. 1.2 To the games. 1.3 Non-finite axiomatisability. 1.4 Approximations to representability. 1.5 Constructions of algebras. 1.6 Some remarks on methods. 1.7 Summary of contents I Algebras of Relations. 2 Preliminaries. 2.1 Foundations. 2.2 Model theory. 2.2.1 Syntax. 2.2.2 Semantics - structures. 2.2.3 Models, validity. 2.2.4 Homomorphisms, embeddings, substructures. 2.2.5 Generating sets. 2.2.6 Compactness, Lowenheim-Skolem-Tarski theorems. 2.2.7 Relativisation, interpretations, second-order logic. 2.3 Boolean algebras. 2.3.1 Definition and examples. 2.3.2 Atoms. 2.3.3 Dense sets. 2.3.4 Ideals, filters, ultrafilters. 2.3.5 Representations of boolean algebras. 2.3.6 Canonical extensions. 2.3.7 Infinite sums and products. 2.3.8 Complete representations. 2.3.9 Completions of boolean algebras. 2.4 Products and ultraproducts. 2.4.1 Products. 2.4.2 Ultraproducts, ultrapowers. 2.5 Boolean algebras with operators. 2.5.1 Definitions. 2.5.2 Homomorphisms and ideals. 2.5.3 Completely additive and conjugated algebras. 2.5.4 Completions of BAOs. 2.6 Varieties and quasi-varieties of BAOs. 2.6.1 Basic concepts. 2.6.2 HSP notation and Birkhoff's theorem. 2.6.3 Subdirect products. 2.6.4 Discriminator varieties. 2.7 Aspects of duality for BAOs. 2.7.1 Atom structures of BAOs. 2.7.2 Complex algebras. 2.7.3 Canonical (perfect) extensions of BAOs. 2.7.4 Axiomatising the atom structures of a variety. 2.7.5 Recovering a variety from its atom structures? 2.7.6 Sahlqvist varieties 3 Binary relations and relation algebra. 3.1 Algebraic logic. 3.2 Binary relations. 3.2.1 Proper relation algebras. 3.2.2 Square proper relation algebras. 3.3 Relation algebras. 3.3.1 Definition of relation algebras. 3.3.2 Peircean law. 3.3.3 RA is a completely additive variety of BAOs. 3.3.4 RA is a canonical variety. 3.3.5 RA is a discriminator variety. 3.3.6 Atom structures of relation algebras. 3.3.7 Consistent and forbidden triples of atoms. 3.4 Representations of relation algebras. 3.4.1 The class RRA. 3.4.2 Model-theoretic view of representations. 3.4.3 Saturation. 3.4.4 RRA is a canonical variety 4 Examples of relation algebras. 4.1 Set algebras. 4.2 Group relation algebras. 4.3 n-variable logic. 4.4 Examples. 4.5 The Lyndon algebras. 5 Relativisation and cylindric algebras. 5.1 Relativisation. 5.1.1 Relativised representations. 5.1.2 Non-associative algebras. 5.1.3 Weakly associative algebras. 5.1.4 Semi-associative algebras. 5.1.5 Basic facts about NA, WA, SA. 5.2 Weakly representable relation algebras. 5.3 Cylindric algebras. 5.4 Substitutions in cylindric algebras. 5.4.1 Basic facts about substitutions. 5.4.2 More valid substitution-cylindrification identities. 5.5 Relativised cylindric algebras. 5.6 Relation algebra reducts of cylindric algebras. 5.6.1 Neat reducts and relation algebra reducts. 5.6.2 Relation algebra reducts and canonical extensions. 5.6.3 Relation algebra reducts are relation algebras. 5.6.4 The classes SNr(beta)CA(alpha) and SRaCA(n). 5.7 Relation algebra reducts of other cylindric-type algebras.6 Other approaches to algebras of relations. 6.1 Diagonal-free algebras. 6.2 Polyadic algebra. 6.3 Pinter's substitution algebras. 6.4 Finitisation problem. 6.4.1 Reducts, subreducts, generalised subreducts. 6.4.2 Expansions. 6.4.3 Special conditions for representability. 6.5 Decidability. 6.6 Amalgamation. 6.7 Technical innovations. 6.8 Applications II Games. 7 Games and networks. 7.1 Networks. 7.2 Refining networks. 7.3 All weakly associative algebras have relativised representations. 7.4 Games on relation algebra networks. 7.5 Strategies. 7.6 Games and representations of relation algebras. 7.7 Networks for cylindric algebras. 7.8 Games for cylindric algebra networks. 7.9 Games for temporal constraint handling. 7.10 Summary of chapter 8 Axiomatising representable relation algebras and cylindric algebras. 8.1 The relation algebra case. 8.2 An axiomatisation using 'Q-operators'. 8.2.1 The new function symbols. 8.2.2 Equations using these function symbols. 8.2.3 Proof that the equations characterise representability. 8.2.4 The Jonsson Q-operators. 8.3 Axiomatising RCA(d) for 3 d omega. 8.4 Axiomatising RCA(alpha) for infinite alpha 9 Axiomatising pseudo-elementary classes. 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 Pseudo-elementary classes. 9.3 Examples. 9.4 Model theory of pseudo-elementary classes. 9.4.1 Alternative single-sorted view. 9.4.2 Equivalence of sorted and unsorted approaches. 9.4.3 Survey of known results. 9.5 More explicit axioms. 9.5.1 The game. 9.5.2 The game characterises K. 9.5.3 Short games. 9.5.4 Axioms for the short games. 9.5.5 The axioms define K. 9.5.6 Varieties and equations. 9.6 Axiomatising pseudo-elementary classes. 9.7 Generalised Q-operators 10 Game trees. 10.1 Trees, and games on them. 10.2 Strategies. 10.3 Examples. 10.3.1 The game Gn(Ia,A). 10.4 Formulas expressing a winning strategy. 10.5 Games and non-finite axiomatisability. 10.5.1 Ultraproducts and games. 10.5.2 Countable, elementary subalgebra. 10.5.3 Non-finite axiomatisability11 Atomic networks. 11.1 Introduction. 11.2 Atomic networks and games. 11.3 Alternative views of the game. 11.3.1 Relation to the game Gn of chapter 7. 11.3.2 Lyndon conditions. 11.3.3 Game tree view. 11.4 Atomic games and complete representations. 11.5 Axioms for complete representability?III Approximations. 12 Relational, cylindric, and hyperbases. 12.1 Hypernetworks. 12.1.1 Definition of hypernetworks. 12.1.2 Comparing and altering hypernetworks. 12.2 Relational bases and hyperbases. 12.2.1 Relational bases. 12.2.2 Hyperbases. 12.3 Elementary properties of bases. 12.3.1 Symmetric bases. 12.3.2 Interpolation in hyperbases. 12.3.3 From hyperbasis to cylindric algebra. 12.3.4 Reducing the dimension of a relational basis. 12.3.5 Reducing the dimension of a hyperbasis. 12.4 Games. 12.4.1 Game for relational bases. 12.4.2 Game for hyperbases. 12.4.3 Expressing the games by game trees. 12.5 The variety RA(n). 12.6 Maddux's bases. 12.6.1 Relational and cylindric bases. 12.6.2 Comparing cylindric bases with hyperbases. 12.7 Cylindric bases and homogeneous representations 13 Approximations to RRA. 13.1 Representation theory. 13.1.1 Relativised semantics for L(A). 13.1.2 Square relativised representations. 13.1.3 Flat relativised representations. 13.1.4 Smooth relativised representations. 13.1.5 Links between the notions. 13.1.6 Elementary view. 13.2 From relativised representations to relation algebra reducts. 13.3 From reducts to relational bases. 13.4 From reducts to hyperbases. 13.4.1 Preliminary results on substitutions. 13.4.2 Finding the hyperbasis. 13.5 From bases to relativised representations. 13.6 From smooth to hyperbasis. 13.7 Summary and discussion. 13.7.1 Atomic non-associative algebras. 13.7.2 Arbitrary non-associative algebras. 13.7.3 Three-dimensional version of theorem 13.46. 13.7.4 Finite versions of theorem 13.46 (first part). 13.7.5 Finite versions of theorem 13.46 (second part). 13.8 Equational axioms for RA(n) and SRaCA(n) IV Constructing Relation Algebras. 14 Strongly representable relation algebra atom structures 4. 14.1 Introduction. 14.2 SRAS is not an elementary class. 14.2.1 Graphs and colourings. 14.2.2 The construction. 14.2.3 SRAS is not elementary. 14.3 Consequences of the theorem. 14.3.1 Closure properties. 14.3.2 Related classes. 14.4 Maddux's construction. 14.4.1 The atom structures. 14.4.2 X(q) is strongly representable 15 Non-finite axiomatisability of SRaCA(n+1) over SRaCA(n). 15.1 Outline of chapter. 15.2 The algebras A(n,r) and C(r). 15.3 A(n,r) in SRaCA(n). 15.4 A(n,r) not in SRaCA(n+1). 15.5 E can win G(m,n+1;r)(A(n,r),L). 15.6 Non-finite axiomatisability. 15.7 Proof theory16 The rainbow construction for relation algebras. 16.1 Ehrenfeucht-Fraisse `forth' games. 16.1.1 The standard Ehrenfeucht-Fraisse game. 16.1.2 The modified Ehrenfeucht-Fraisse game. 16.2 The rainbow algebra A(A,B). 16.3 How A can win G(A(A,B)). 16.4 How E can win G(A(A,B)). 16.5 Modifications to the rainbow algebra 17 Applying the rainbow construction. 17.1 Non-finite axiomatisability of RRA. 17.2 Complete representations. 17.3 There is no n-variable equational axiomatisation of RRA. 17.4 RA(n+1) is not finitely based over RA(n). 17.5 Infinite-dimensional bases and relativised representations. 17.6 Weakly representable relation algebras. 17.7 Completions. 17.7.1 The example. 17.7.2 Corollaries and problems V Decidability. 18 Undecidability of the representation problem for finite algebras. 18.1 Introduction. 18.2 The tiling problem. 18.3 The definition of RA(t). 18.4 Games. 18.5 Winning E-strategy implies tiling 18.6 RA(t) in SRaCA(5) implies tiling 18.7 Tiling implies winning E-strategy 18.7.1 E's strategy for non-tile edges 18.7.2 Tile edges 18.7.3 Attached and linked tile edges 18.7.4 Inductive conditions T1, T2, T3 on N 18.7.5 Tiling functions and coordinates for A's tile edges 18.7.6 Tiling functions for E's new tile edges 18.7.7 Coordinates for E's new tile edges 18.7.8 Conditions T1, T2 hold for M 18.7.9 E's strategy for tile edges, T3, and consistency 18.8 Conclusion 18.9 Weak representability is undecidable 18.10 Undecidability of equational theories 19 Finite base property 19.1 Introduction 19.2 Guarded fragments 19.2.1 Loosely guarded fragment 19.2.2 Packed fragment 19.2.3 Clique-guarded fragment 19.2.4 Finite model property 19.3 The finite base property 19.4 Finite base property for WA 19.5 Finite algebra on finite base property for RA(n) 19.6 The finite algebra on finite base property for SRaCA(n)? VI Epilogue 20 Brief summary 20.1 Basic definitions 20.2 Games for representability 20.3 Relativised representations, bases, reducts 20.3.1 Relativised representations 20.3.2 Relational bases and hyperbases 20.3.3 Relation algebra reducts 20.3.4 Equivalences between the notions 20.4 The rainbow construction 20.5 Atom structures 20.6 Decidability 20.7 Summary of relations between the classes 20.8 Summary of properties of classes 21 Problems Bibliography Symbol index Subject index |

Series Title: | Studies in logic and the foundations of mathematics, v. 147. |

Responsibility: | Robin Hirsch, Ian Hodkinson. |

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This unique approach to the study of algebraic logic, to a large extent pioneered by the authors, contrasts with the developments based extensively on universal algebra that are found most often in the literature. the book is well written and not only provides a valuable resource to researchers, but is accessible to graduate students and mathematicians in related areas. Extensive intuitive motivation for the techniques and arguments are provided in addition to technical details. Mathematical Reviews This book is a significant advance in the theory of relation algebras. Many of its main results solve difficult and long-standing problems. Its methods, techniques, and constructions are powerful tools for exploring the intricate and varied world of relation algebras. Its many open problems indicate fruitful directions for further research. Logic Journal of the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logic, Vol. 11, Issue 5, Sept. 2003 "This book is a significant advance in the theory of relation algebras. Many of its main resultssolve difficult an lond-standing problems."Roger Maddux, (Ames), in: (Zentralblatt fur Mathematik, p.4, Vol. 1018, 2004)"...for Relation Algebras by Games is indeed a source of intellectual delight, treating its topic in a manner befitting its intrinsic charm and beauty."Maarten Marx, (University of Amsterdam),in: (Studia Logica, Vol. 76, 2004) Read more...

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