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Calculus of Propositions

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print November 1987 | ISBN: 9780198284611
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595844 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198284616.003.0029
 Calculus of Propositions

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This is the first of three chapters on general mathematics as applied to economics, and presents a treatment of the calculus of propositions. The seven sections of the chapter are: the Boolean laws; normal forms; the conditional; tautologies; existential and universal quantifiers; predicates and sets; and Shao Yung's Program.

Keywords: Boolean laws; Boolean logic; calculus; mathematical economics; normal forms; predicates; propositional calculus; propositional functions; propositions; quantifiers; sets

Chapter.  5563 words. 

Subjects: Microeconomics

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