Exam syllabus: Chapters 1,2,3,4,5 in Srivastava's book, plus all material covered in class and in homework exercises.
Students taking the class for 4 credit hours will have to do additional work, which will be decided soon.
Reading: I will assign material from the book to be read every week before being presented in class. We shall not follow the organisation of the material in Srivastava's book too closely and the lectures and homework exercises will expand on the book. Therefore, it is strongly encouraged that you attend every class and take notes.
A good strategy is
to read every section before it is covered it class, take notes and gain additional understanding during class, and the reread the section and
do the assigned homework exercises at the end of the week. The material covered in exercises constitute an integral part of the exam syllabus and
will greatly help you assimilate the theoretical material.
Homework: There will be a number homework sets due in the course of the semester. These should be handed
in to me at the beginning of class on the due date, which will generally be on Wednesdays. No late homework will be accepted and any homework handed in
after the deadline will be credited for 0 points. When calculating the homework grade, the lowest score on a homework set will be dropped.
So, e.g., if you have missed one homework set, then this will be counted as your lowest score.
Midterms: There will be two midterms each taking place during
regular class hours. These will take place on:
1st midterm: Monday, October 12th. Syllabus: Everything covered about propositional logic.
2nd midterm: Friday, November 6th.
The midterms and final exam will consist of exercises resembling the homework exercises. So doing exercises equals good exam preparation.
To be excused from a midterm you will need to provide a valid excuse and a
letter from the doctor to this effect. You will not have the
chance to make up an exam, so if you are excused from a midterm, your
midterm grade will be the score on your other
midterm. It is your responsibility to be in time for an exam, not your alarm clock's.
Final exam: Will take place Tuesday, December 8th, 10:30 - 12:30.
Grade: Your grade will be a weighted average of your homework,
midterm, and final grades calculated as follows:
Homeworks: 20 %
Midterms: 40 %
Final: 40 %
Week beginning on August 24th: Syntax and semantics of propositional logic. Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 3.1, 3.2.
Week beginning on August 31st: Syntax and semantics of propositional logic. Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 3.1, 3.2.
Week beginning on September 7th: Compactness and proofs for propositional logic. Sections 3.3, 3.4, 3.5.
Week beginning on September 14th: The completeness theorem for propositional logic. Sections 3.4, 3.5, 3.6.
Week beginning on September 21st: We finish with the completeness theorem for propositional logic. Section 3.6.
Week beginning on September 28th: The tableau method and syntax of first order logic.
Week beginning on October 5th: Preparation for midterm.
Week beginning on October 12th: Midterm and continuation of syntax and semantics for first order logic, Chapter 1 and 2.
Week beginning on October 19th: Chapter 2.
Week beginning on October 26th: Chapter 4.
Week beginning on November 2nd: Chapter 4 and second midterm.