Logic for Dummies
ISBN: 0471799416
EAN13: 9780471799412
Language: English
Pages: 362
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: For Dummies
Book Overview
Logic concepts are more mainstream than you may realize. There's logic every place you look and in almost everything you do, from deciding which shirt to buy to asking your boss for a raise, and even to watching television, where themes of such shows as CSI and Numbers incorporate a variety of logistical studies. Logic For Dummies explains a vast array of logical concepts and processes in easy-to-understand language that make everything clear to you, whether you're a college student of a student of life. You'll find out about: Formal Logic Syllogisms Constructing proofs and refutations Propositional and predicate logic Modal and fuzzy logic Symbolic logic Deductive and inductive reasoning L ogic For Dummies tracks an introductory logic course at the college level. Concrete, real-world examples help you understand each concept you encounter, while fully worked out proofs and fun logic problems encourage you students to apply what you've learned.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Features real-world examples and worked-out proofs Clarify your thinking and apply logic to everyday life Looking to learn logic, but feel lost? Relax! This friendly guide explains logic concepts in plain English, from proofs, predicate logic, and paradox to symbolic logic, semantic structures, and syllogisms. Step-by-step examples show you how to build and prove logical arguments and put equivalence rules to work. You even get tips on passing logic exams! Discover how to Gain a logical perspective Evaluate statements with truth tables Construct proofs and refutations Prove arguments with quantifier logic Make logical conclusions Grasp quantum and fuzzy logic