The Fall 2022 Edition of Computational Logic is delivered in class.
This page recaps the resources available to support your participation to the course and some suggestions on how to learn and pass the exam with satisfaction and success.
There are basically three kinds of resources you can use to study:
This website (https://datascientia.education/cl) and the pages specific to this edition of the course (https://datascientia.education/cl/editions/cl-2022/), which contains slides and other support materials, such as videos of the lessons.
Slides are usually made available before the lesson, while video are uploaded usually no more than one week after the lesson (this is, at least, our target).
More about the structure of the website below.
The Moodle website (https://didatticaonline.unitn.it/dol/enrol/index.php?id=34489), which is used for communications and for posting quizzes and tests.
Moodle is also used for mid-term and the final exams. All interesting materials on the Moodle website are also highlighted and linked from this website.
External resources, listed at the end of each page with materials about a specific concept.
The external resources page might be useful if you wish to dig deeper into the subject, wish to study using a support book, or test your knowledge on additional tests.
Logic is a tricky subject: many concepts might seem clear and simple, till you realize you probably did not understand a damn thing.
So here are some suggestions:
- Try and keep the pace of the course, remaining up-to-date with the lessons and materials. In our experiences, failing to do so, will probably end up with you getting lost after a few lessons and making attendance less useful.
- When you study, focus and think about the “why” of … everything you read!. Imagine counterexamples. Try and break everything: definitions, theorems, examples. Play “what if” scenarios. Follow up on the consequences of changing or breaking one or more of the hypotheses on which a specific concept is based.
- Ask, ask, ask. Check with your peers whether you are on the same line. Organize study groups.
- Ask, ask, ask. Check with your teachers, make sure there are no doubts about materials and lessons. Check the Question and Answers Page the practicalities here.
Structure of this website
This year (2022), we decided to profoundly restructure content and website.
Concerning the content, a new set of curated slides will simplify studying and learning.
Concerning the website, we now distinguish between materials and editions of the course:
Materials don’t change very often, save small fixes and improvements. They are slides and other resources presented in specific editions of the course.
Notice that not all materials might be required for a specific edition of Computational Logic, although this will be the exception rather than the rule and will certainly not apply to the 2022 edition, where all the published materials will be used. In any case, we will make sure to clearly highlight which material belongs to which edition.
Editions contain information about current (and previous) editions of the course: the planned lessons, the actual delivery plan, links to the materials actually presented, Q&A specific to a given edition.
The sidebar on the left makes clear which page is which.
Notice that, since we started the restructuring of the website in 2022, the materials pages will be incrementally filled with content as we move along the course. (This will be no longer true from Autumn 2023, when all the materials will be curated and uploaded.)
We welcome feedback. If you have any suggestion on how to improve the website and the material, please get in touch.