The Mechanization of Mathematics

  • Michael J. Beeson


The mechanization of mathematics refers to the use of computers to find, or to help find, mathematical proofs. Turing showed that a complete reduction of mathematics to computation is not possible, but nevertheless; the art and science of automated deduction has made progress. This paper describes some of the history and surveys the state of the art.


Inference Rule Turing Machine Decision Procedure Automate Reasoning Quantifier Elimination 
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