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A computational algorithm for the verification of tautologies in propositional calculus

Rangaswamy, SV and Chakrapani, N and Tikekar, VG (1980) A computational algorithm for the verification of tautologies in propositional calculus. In: Journal of Indian Institute of Science, 62 (A). pp. 71-81.

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A computational algorithm (based on Smullyan's analytic tableau method) that varifies whether a given well-formed formula in propositional calculus is a tautology or not has been implemented on a DEC system 10. The stepwise refinement approch of program development used for this implementation forms the subject matter of this paper. The top-down design has resulted in a modular and reliable program package. This computational algoritlhm compares favourably with the algorithm based on the well-known resolution principle used in theorem provers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Indian Institute of Science
Publisher: Indian Institute of Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Institute of Science.
Keywords: Tautology, propositional calculus, analytic tableau, topdown design, stcpwise refinement, fiscal .
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2009 07:02
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/21275

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