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Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30am to 12:30 p.m., students gather in Hayes-Healy Hall for “Beginning Logic,” a math class where you’re more likely to find proofs of language on the chalkboard than you are to find problems with numbers.
David Meretzky, a fifth-year graduate student studying logic in the mathematics department, is in his first semester teaching the course.
“Writing proofs is something that mathematicians do in their day-to-day and it’s a powerful way of working and thinking,” Meretzky said. “It’s good for your mind and it will make you a more rigorous thinker.”
Students are graded based on three midterm exams, a final and homework. According to the syllabus, the course covers propositional logic, proofs and rules of inference, truth tables, soundness and completeness and predicate logic. Each professor or graduate student who teaches Beginning Logic has some flexibility in the topics they choose to emphasize, and more advanced topics are introduced when time permits.
“A heavy emphasis of the class as it is set up right now is translating natural language or human language arguments into these formal languages, and then doing a kind of formal analysis of the argument and having that kind of give you information about the original argument,” Meretzky said.