The lambda calculus its syntax and semantics by H. P. Barendregt

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StatementH.P. Barendregt.
SeriesStudies in logic and the foundations of mathematics ;, v. 103
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LC ClassificationsQA9.5 .B36
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Paginationxiv, 615 p. :
Number of Pages615
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Open LibraryOL4103988M
ISBN 100444854908
LC Control Number80018587

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The revised edition contains a new chapter which provides an elegant description of the semantics. The various classes of lambda calculus models are described in a uniform manner.

Some didactical improvements have been made to this edition. An example of a simple model is given and then the general theory (of categorical models) is developed.

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