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Book Announcement: Handbook of Spatial Logics

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Book Announcement: Handbook of Spatial Logics

Handbook of Spatial Logics
http://www.springer.com/dal/home?SGWID=1-102-22-173700027-0&changeHeader=true
Aiello, Marco; Pratt-Hartmann, Ian E.; Benthem, Johan F.A.K. van (Eds.)
2007, XXII, 1058 p., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-4020-5586-7

Here is a hugely important work that is a genuinely ground-breaking text in the field of spatial logic.

A spatial logic is a formal language interpreted over any class of structures featuring geometrical entities and relations, broadly construed.

In the past decade, spatial logics have attracted much attention in response to developments in such diverse fields as Artificial Intelligence, Database Theory, Physics, and Philosophy.

The aim of this handbook is to create, for the first time, a systematic account of the field of spatial logic.
Table of contents

1. What is Spatial Logic? M. Aiello, I.Pratt-Hartmann & J.van Benthem, - 2. First-Order Mereotopology.I.Pratt-Hartmann - 3. Axioms, Algebras and Topologies. B. Bennett and I. Duentsch- 4. Qualitative Spatial Reasoning Using Constraint Calculi.J. Renz and B. Nebel- 5. Modal Logics of Space. J.van Benthem and G. Benzhanishvili - 6. Topology and Epistemic Logic. R. Parikh, L. Moss & C. Steinsvold- 7. Logical theories for Fragments of Elementary Geometry. P. Balbiani, V. Goranko, R. Kellerman & D. Vakarelov- 8. Locales and Toposes as Spaces. S. Vickers- 9. Spatial Logic + Temporal Logic = ?. R. Kontchakov, A. Kurucz, F. Wolter & M. Zakharyashchev- 10. Dynamic Topological Logic. P. Kremer and G. Mints - 11. Logic of space-time and relativity theory.H. Andr'eka, J. Madarasz & I. N'emeti - 12. Discrete Spatial Models. M. Smyth & J. Webster- 13. Real Algebraic Geometry and Constraint Databases.F. Geerts and B. Kuijpers - 14. Mathematical Morphology.I. Bloch, H. Heijmans & C.Ronse- 15. Spatial Reasoning and Ontonolgy: Parts, Wholes and Locations. A. Varzi
The book comprises a general introduction, followed by fourteen chapters by invited authors.

Each chapter provides a self-contained overview of its topic, describing the principal results obtained to date, explaining the methods used to obtain them, and listing the most important open problems.

Jointly, these contributions constitute a comprehensive survey of this rapidly expanding subject.
Written for:

Academics and graduate students working in (or interested in working in) the area of logical approaches to geometry and topology; mathematicians, theoretical computer scientists and philosophers
Keywords:

    * Geometry
    * Spatial Logics
    * Spatial Reasoning
    * Topology

Table of contents

1. What is Spatial Logic? M. Aiello, I.Pratt-Hartmann & J.van Benthem, - 2. First-Order Mereotopology.I.Pratt-Hartmann -
3. Axioms, Algebras and Topologies. B. Bennett and I. Duentsch-
4. Qualitative Spatial Reasoning Using Constraint Calculi.J. Renz and B.
    Nebel-
5. Modal Logics of Space. J.van Benthem and G. Benzhanishvili -
6. Topology and Epistemic Logic. R. Parikh, L. Moss & C. Steinsvold-
7. Logical theories for Fragments of Elementary Geometry. P. Balbiani,
    V. Goranko, R. Kellerman & D. Vakarelov-
8. Locales and Toposes as Spaces. S. Vickers-
9. Spatial Logic + Temporal Logic = ?. R. Kontchakov, A. Kurucz, F.
    Wolter & M. Zakharyashchev-
10. Dynamic Topological Logic. P. Kremer and G. Mints -
11. Logic of space-time and relativity theory.H. Andr'eka, J. Madarasz &
     I. N'emeti -
12. Discrete Spatial Models. M. Smyth & J. Webster-
13. Real Algebraic Geometry and Constraint Databases.F. Geerts and
     B. Kuijpers -
14. Mathematical Morphology.I. Bloch, H. Heijmans & C.Ronse-
15. Spatial Reasoning and Ontonolgy: Parts, Wholes and Locations. A.
     Varzi