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Therefore, by the recursion theorem, for any set V,anya E V,andany F : V + ~ t h e r e i s a u n i q u e gN : + V such that z(0) = a and Z(S(X)) = ~ ( h ( x ) for ) each x E N. For example, there is-a unique 5 : N + N such that x(0) = 0 and %(S(x)) = 1 - h(x). This function has the value 0 at even numbers and the value 1 at odd numbers. 2. The integers are generated from (0) by the successor and predecessor operations but not freely generated. 3. Freeness fails also for the generation of the algebraic functions in the manner described.

The notation is well suited to automatic processing. Computer compiler programs often begin by converting the formulas given them into Polish notation. Omitting Parentheses Hereafter when naming wffs, we will not feel compelled to mention explicitly every parenthesis. To establish a more compact notation, we now adopt the following conventions: 1. The outermost parentheses need not be explicitly mentioned. For example, when we write "A A B" we are referring to (A A B). 2. The negation symbol applies to as little as possible.

Other Excluded middle: Contradiction: contraposition: Exportation: (A V ( 1 A)). ( 1 (A A ( 1A))). ((A --t B) * ( ( 1 B) --t ( 1 A))). (((A A B) --, C) * (A --, (B --, C))). Exercises 1. Show that neither of the following two formulas tautologically implies the other: 2. Suggestion: Only two truth assignments are needed, not eight. (a) Is (((P --, Q) --, P) --, P) a tautology? (b) Define a k recursively as follows: 00 = (P --, Q) and a k + l = (ak P). For which values of k is a k a tautology? ) (a) Determine whether or not ((P --t Q) V (Q --,P)) is a tautology.

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