Relation Algebras, 1st Edition

Relation Algebras, 1st Edition,Roger Maddux,ISBN9780444520135


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A modern perspective on the historical milestones of Relation Algebra.

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Key Features

Key Features:
- Presents historical milestones from a modern perspective
- Careful, thorough, detailed guide to understanding relation algebras
- Provides a framework and unified perspective of the subject


The modern theory of algebras of binary relations, reformulated by Tarski as an abstract, algebraic, equational theory of relation algebras, has considerable mathematical significance, with applications in various fields: e.g., in computer science---databases, specification theory, AI---and in anthropology, economics, physics, and philosophical logic.

This comprehensive treatment of the theory of relation algebras and the calculus of relations is the first devoted to a systematic development of the subject.


Mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, and philosophers

Roger Maddux

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 5001, USA

Relation Algebras, 1st Edition

List of Figures
List of Tables
Chapter 1. Calculus of relations
Chapter 2. Set theory
Chapter 3. General algebra
Chapter 4. Logic with equality
Chapter 5. Boolean algebras
Chapter 6. Relation algebras
Chapter 7. Algebraic logic
Chapter 8. 4329 finite integral relation algebras

Quotes and reviews

"An indispensable tool for scholars and research workers in mathematics and the mathematical sciences."
-Mathmatical Reviews, 2007

"The book is an introduction to the calculus of relations and the theory of relation algebras (r.a.s): the reader need not have any preliminary knowledge of the subject… [T]he book contains very extensive material (the bibliography, in particular) both on relation algebras and from related areas and may serve as a handbook for a researcher."--ZentralblattMATH

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