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Logical Equivalence. Commutative laws: p  q = q  p, p  q = q  p Associative laws: (p  q)  r = p  (q  r), (p  q)  r = p  (q  r) Distributive laws: p  (q  r) = (p  q)  (p  r) p  (q  r) = (p  q)  (p  r)

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• Commutative laws: p  q = q  p, p  q = q  p

• Associative laws: (p  q)  r = p  (q  r), (p  q)  r = p  (q  r)

• Distributive laws: p  (q  r) = (p  q)  (p  r)

p  (q  r) = (p  q)  (p  r)

• Identity laws: p  t = p, p  c = p

• Negation laws: p  ~p = t, p  ~p = c

• Double negative law: ~(~p) = p

• Idempotent laws: p  p = p, p  p = p

• De Morgan’s laws: ~(p  q) = ~p  ~q, ~(p  q) = ~p  ~q

• Universal bound laws: p  t = t, p  c = c

• Absorption laws: p  (p  q) = p, p  (p  q) = p

• Negation of t and c: ~t = c, ~c = t

• The negation of an and statement is logically equivalent to the or statement in which each component is negated.

• Symbolically ~(p ∧ q) ≡ ~p ∨ ~q.

• The negation of an or statement is logically equivalent to the and statement in which each component is negated.

• Symbolically: ~(p ∨ q) ≡ ~p ∧ ~q.

• ~(p ∨ q) ≡ ~p ∧ ~q

• (p ∧ q) ∧ r = p ∧(q ∧ r)

• Are the statements (p∧q)∨r and p ∧ (q ∨ r) logically equivalent?

• A tautology is a statement form that is always true regardless of the truth values of the statement variables.

• A tautology is represented by the symbol “T”..

• EXAMPLE: The statement form p ∨ ~ p is tautology

• A contradiction is a statement form that is always false regardless of the truth values of the statement variables.

• A contradiction is represented by the symbol “c”.

• EXAMPLE: The statement form p ∧ ~ p is a contradiction.

• Most statements are neither tautologies nor contradictions.

• The negation of a tautology is a contradiction and vice versa.

• In common usage we sometimes say that two statements are contradictory.

• By this we mean that their conjunction is a contradiction: they cannot both be true.

Show that p∧c = c

• Show that p ∧ t = p

Use truth table to show that (p ∧ ~q) ∧(~ is a tautologyp∨q) is a contradiction.

EXCLUSIVE OR: is a tautology

• I shall buy a pen or a book. (Inclusive)

• Tomorrow at 9, I’ll be in Lahore or Islamabad

APPLYING LAWS OF LOGIC is a tautology

• Using law of logic, simplify the statement form p ∨ [~(~p ∧ q)]

• Solution:

• p ∨ [~(~p ∧ q)] = p ∨ [~(~p) ∨ (~q)] DeMorgan’s Law

• =p ∨ [p∨(~q)] Double Negative Law

• = [p ∨ p]∨(~q) Associative Law for ∨ =p ∨ (~q) IndempotentLaw

~ (~ p ∧ q) ∧ (p ∨ q) =p is a tautology

• ~(~p ∧ q) ∧ (p∨q) = (~(~p) ∨ ~q) ∧(p ∨ q) DeMorgan’sLaw

• = (p ∨ ~q) ∧ (p∨q) Double Negative Law

• = p ∨ (~q ∧ q) Distributive Law

• = p ∨ c Negation Law

• = p Identity Law

CONDITIONAL STATEMENTS: is a tautology

• Consider the statement: "If you earn an A in Math, then I'll buy you a computer."

• This statement is made up of two simpler statements

• p: "You earn an A in Math," and q: "I will buy you a computer."

• The original statement is then saying: if p is true, then q is true, or, more simply, if p, then q.

• We can also phrase this as p implies q, and we write p → q.

CONDITIONAL STATEMENTS OR IMPLICATIONS: is a tautology

• If p and q are statement variables, the conditional of q by p is “If p then q”

• or “p implies q” and is denoted p → q.

• It is false when p is true and q is false; otherwise it is true.

• The arrow "→ " is the conditional operator, and in p → q the statement p is called the hypothesis (or antecedent) and q is called the conclusion (or consequent).

PRACTICE WITH CONDITIONAL STATEMENTS: is a tautology

• 1. “If 1 = 1, then 3 = 3.” TRUE

• 2. “If 1 = 1, then 2 = 3.” FALSE

• 3. “If 1 = 0, then 3 = 3.” TRUE

• 4. “If 1 = 2, then 2 = 3.” TRUE

• 5. “If 1 = 1, then 1 = 2 and 2 = 3.” FALSE

• 6. “If 1 = 3 or 1 = 2 then 3 = 3.” TRUE

ALTERNATIVE WAYS OF EXPRESSING IMPLICATIONS: is a tautology

• The implication p → q could be expressed in many alternative ways as:

• “if p then q” •“not p unless q”

• “p implies q” •“q follows from p”

• “if p, q” •“q if p”

• “p only if q” •“q whenever p”

• “p is sufficient for q” •“q is necessary for p”

ALTERNATIVE WAYS OF EXPRESSING IMPLICATIONS: is a tautology

• That you get the job implies that you have the best credentials.

• If you get the job, then you have the best credentials

• It is necessary to walk 8 miles to get to the top of the Peak.

• If you get to the top of the peak, then you must have walked 8 miles.

HIERARCHY OF OPERATIONS FOR LOGICAL CONNECTIVES is a tautology

• ~ (negation)

• ∧ (conjunction), ∨ (disjunction)

• → (conditional)

TRANSLATING ENGLISH SENTENCES TO SYMBOLS: is a tautology

• Let p and q be propositions:

• p = “you get an A on the final exam”

• q = “you do every exercise in this book”

• r = “you get an A in this class”

• To get an A in this class it is necessary for you to get an A on the final. p → r

• You do every exercise in this book; You get an A on the final, implies, you get an A in the class.

• p ∧ q → r

Construct a truth table for the statement form p is a tautology ∨ ~ q → ~ p

LOGICAL EQUIVALENCE INVOLVING IMPLICATION is a tautology

• Use truth table to show p→q = ~q → ~p

IMPLICATION LAW is a tautologyp→q = ~p∨q

NEGATION OF A CONDITIONAL STATEMENT: is a tautology

• Since p→q = ~p∨q therefore

• ~ (p → q) = ~ (~ p ∨ q) = ~ (~ p) ∧ (~ q) by De Morgan’s law

• = p ∧ ~ q by the Double Negative law

• Thus the negation of “if p then q” is logically equivalent to “p and not q”.

• Accordingly, the negation of an if-then statement does not start with the word if.

EXAMPLES is a tautology

• Write negations of each of the following statements:

• 1. If Ali lives in Pakistan then he lives in Lahore.

• 2. If my car is in the repair shop, then I cannot get to class. 3.

• If x is prime then x is odd or x is 2.

• 4. If n is divisible by 6, then n is divisible by 2 and n is divisible by 3.

SOLUTIONS: is a tautology

• 1. Ali lives in Pakistan and he does not live in Lahore.

• 2. My car is in the repair shop and I can get to class.

• 3. x is prime but x is not odd and x is not 2.

• 4. n is divisible by 6 but n is not divisible by 2 or by 3