Are there practical applications for Axiomatized Formal Theories?

In summary: However, I am more interested in practical applicability of these theories, for example in mathematics, engineering, physics etc. In summary, these theories are interesting and can be applied in many different ways.
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The study of these theories is interesting in itself,if only to understand Godel's work. My question concerns their practical applicability to the solution of problems in different disciplines like mathematics, engineering, physics and the like.

Are there reasons for studying them beyond the strictly abstract realm?

All contributions appreciated.
 
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Look at the list of logic-related conferences. If you include smaller events that are related to logic, but not necessarily have mathematical logic as the main focus, they happen around the world almost every week.

Most of them are related to computer science. Logic turned out to be a wonderful tool for building models and investigating the properties of software and hardware. It's one of the main foundations of formal methods. So even though in the beginning of the 20th century logic was one of the most abstract areas of mathematics, now it is one of the most applied ones.

One of the most direct applications of proof theory is formal verification of hardware and software as well as of regular mathematical results. A great deal of research is devoted to making proving properties of programs convenient and, hopefully, not significantly harder than writing programs themselves.

Logic can be applied to other areas of mathematics. For example, using compactness theorem, it is easy to show that every partial order can be extended to a linear one, and that every field $F$ has an extension $F'$ where every polynomial with coefficients from $F$ has a root. Satisfiability solvers can be used to solving computationally complex combinatorial problems, such as finding shortest routes that visit all cities. I am not a specialist about connection with physics, but there are some, such as quantum logic.
 
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Evgeny.Makarov said:
Look at the list of logic-related conferences. If you include smaller events that are related to logic, but not necessarily have mathematical logic as the main focus, they happen around the world almost every week.

Most of them are related to computer science. Logic turned out to be a wonderful tool for building models and investigating the properties of software and hardware. It's one of the main foundations of formal methods. So even though in the beginning of the 20th century logic was one of the most abstract areas of mathematics, now it is one of the most applied ones.

One of the most direct applications of proof theory is formal verification of hardware and software as well as of regular mathematical results. A great deal of research is devoted to making proving properties of programs convenient and, hopefully, not significantly harder than writing programs themselves.

Logic can be applied to other areas of mathematics. For example, using compactness theorem, it is easy to show that every partial order can be extended to a linear one, and that every field $F$ has an extension $F'$ where every polynomial with coefficients from $F$ has a root. Satisfiability solvers can be used to solving computationally complex combinatorial problems, such as finding shortest routes that visit all cities. I am not a specialist about connection with physics, but there are some, such as quantum logic.

Many thanks for your response, am
 

Related to Are there practical applications for Axiomatized Formal Theories?

Question 1: What is an Axiomatized Formal Theory?

An Axiomatized Formal Theory is a set of mathematical axioms and rules that are used to formally define a system of mathematical concepts and their relationships. These theories are used in various branches of mathematics, such as logic, algebra, and geometry.

Question 2: What are practical applications of Axiomatized Formal Theories?

Axiomatized Formal Theories have practical applications in a wide range of fields, including computer science, physics, economics, and engineering. They are used to build models and systems that can accurately represent and analyze complex real-world phenomena.

Question 3: How do Axiomatized Formal Theories improve scientific understanding?

Axiomatized Formal Theories provide a precise and rigorous framework for studying mathematical concepts and their relationships. This allows scientists to make more accurate and reliable predictions and conclusions, leading to a deeper understanding of the natural world.

Question 4: Can Axiomatized Formal Theories be used in artificial intelligence?

Yes, Axiomatized Formal Theories are used in artificial intelligence to develop logical systems and algorithms that can process and reason with complex data. This helps to create intelligent systems that can make decisions and solve problems in a more human-like manner.

Question 5: How do Axiomatized Formal Theories contribute to the advancement of technology?

Axiomatized Formal Theories are fundamental to the development of technology, as they provide the mathematical foundations for building complex systems and algorithms. They are also used in the design and analysis of computer programs, leading to the creation of more efficient and reliable software and hardware.

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