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Proper definition of quantifier elimination

I study Marker book "Model Theory, An Introduction". Definition 3.1.1 on page 72 defines "theory T has quantifier elimination". A theory $T$ has quantifier elimination if for every formula $\phi$ ...
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proof of quantifier elimination in theory of real closed field/reals and existential quantifier over atomic formula

Standard proof of quantifier elimination for theory of real closed field/reals uses induction, as in Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantifier_elimination#Basic_ideas). However, it ...
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How is a quantifier-free formula actually interpreted?

My understanding is that a quantifier-free formula in FOL is simply a formula that contains no quantifiers, just possibly free variables. How is such a formula interpreted? My understanding is that if ...
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Why Quantifier Free Formulas define Linear Functions.

How do you prove that functions definable by quantifier-free formulas must be linear? I am interested for the structure $\langle Q,+,0\rangle$.
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Resultant$(f,g)$ says when there exist $\phi,\psi$ such that $\psi f + \phi g = 0$. How do I actually find them?

If $f$ and $g \in k[X]$ are two polynomials such that $\textrm{Res }(f,g)=0$ how do I find $\phi$ and $\psi$ with $\deg \phi < \deg f$ and $\deg \psi < \deg g$ such that $$\psi f +\phi g =0$$
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Characterization of the First Order Theory of Ordered Abelian Groups via Quantifier Elimination

In the paper "Elimination of Quantifiers in Algebraic Structures" Macintyre, McKenna and van den Dries, proved that every field (ordered field) whose theory admits quantifier elimination in the ...
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Herbrand Logic-Fitch System

Given $$\forall x.(p(x) \implies q(x))\quad and \quad p(a)$$ use the Fitch system to prove q(a) I have started: $$\\$$ $$1) \forall X.(p(X) \implies q(X)) \qquad (Premise)$$ $$2) p(a) \qquad ...
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Proof of Robinson's test

I have been working with Tent and Ziegler's Model Theory. I am on the Quantifier elimination chapter, and there they mention Robinson's test. It says that, for an $L$-theory $T$ three statements ...
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Quantifier Elimintion of $(\Bbb{Q},+,0)$

I want to prove that the structure $(\Bbb{Q},+,0)$ has Quantifier Elimination. I can prove it for some simple basic formulas, but what if i get a formula which says that i have a linear combination, ...
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How to prove that something is definable or not definable in a given structure?!

Hello friends of mathematics :) I have some problems with the topic "Is something definable in a structure". I can solve some problems for example the following questions: Is the relation definable ...
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Want to show Quantifier elimination and completeness of this set of axioms…

Let $\Sigma_\infty$ be a set of axioms in the language $\{\sim\}$ (where $\sim$ is a binary relation symbol) that states: (i) $\sim$ is an equivalence relation; (ii) every equivalence ...
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Need a FOL derivation validated. Unclear on universal generalization restriction.

I'm currently working through Suppes' Introduction to Logic, and while the text is excellent, the lack of solutions to the exercises can be frustrating at times. This is one of those times. I've ...
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Reducing quantification to probability

I was thinking about some problem involving quantifiers (the existencial and universal quantifiers) and I noticed how it might resemble probability in a sense. They both assume a variable and its ...
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Software for solving geometry questions

When I used to compete in Olympiad Competitions back in high school, a decent number of the easier geometry questions were solvable by what we called a geometry bash. Basically, you'd label every ...