Countable Boolean Algebras and Decidability by Sergei S. Goncharov

By Sergei S. Goncharov

This booklet describes the most recent Russian learn overlaying the constitution and algorithmic houses of Boolean algebras from the algebraic and model-theoretic issues of view. A considerably revised model of the author's Countable Boolean Algebras (Nauka, Novosibirsk, 1989), the textual content provides new effects in addition to a choice of open questions about Boolean algebras. different present good points comprise discussions of the Kottonen algebras in enrichments by way of beliefs and automorphisms, and the houses of the automorphism teams.

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