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I have an intuitive understanding of the definitions that will follow,

  1. Jun 23, 2010 #1
    I have an intuitive understanding of the definitions that will follow, but in my search to find specific definitions I only come up with vague explanations and contentious or subjective uses of those definitions. Please provide some definitions (mathematical) for the following list (and sources if possible):

    proposition

    lemma

    corollary

    theorem

    principle

    law

    rule


    Thanks
     
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  3. Jun 23, 2010 #2
    Re: Definitions

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposition" [Broken]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemma_%28mathematics%29" [Broken]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corollary" [Broken]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theorem" [Broken]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle" [Broken]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_law" [Broken]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.U.L.E." [Broken]
     
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  4. Jun 23, 2010 #3
    Re: Definitions

    Many of the definitions listed depend on the definition of a proposition, however according to wikipedia (which I am aware of) there exists a great deal of contention as to the definition of a preposition...
     
  5. Jun 24, 2010 #4
    Re: Definitions

    Last sentence in the introduction of the "proposition" article : "Strawson advocated the use of the term "statement" (instead of proposition), and this is the current usage in mathematical logic."

    Here.
     
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