predicate calculus ==>

predicate logic

<logic> (Or "predicate calculus") An extension of propositional logic with separate symbols for predicates, subjects, and quantifiers.

For example, where propositional logic might assign a single symbol P to the proposition "All men are mortal", predicate logic can define the predicate M(x) which asserts that the subject, x, is mortal and bind x with the universal quantifier ("For all"):

	All x . M(x)

Higher-order predicate logic allows predicates to be the subjects of other predicates.

Last updated: 2002-05-21

Try this search on Wikipedia, OneLook, Google

Nearby terms: precision « predecessor « predicate calculus « predicate logic » predict » predomain » pre-emptive multitasking


Loading

Copyright Denis Howe 1985

directoryold.com. General Business Directory. http://hotbookee.com.