Has anyone here on the gym taken symbolic logic?

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  1. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    Y V N

    I needs some help.
     
  2. Jason

    Jason New Member

    Yes or No? :p
     
  3. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    Yes sir, given that

    ~(Y&N) or ~YV~N
     
  4. Azure Kite

    Azure Kite New Member

    Ho boy....uh...I really have no idea what your talkin about. Is this like school or something? Or something I should know but don't.
     
  5. Jason

    Jason New Member

    Maybe yes and no... or maybe yes or maybe no?

    :p
     
  6. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    It's college-level logic involving the use of symbols to represent English sentences. Instead of using long-winded English logic sentences, symbolic logic substitutes words for symbols.

    YVN means Y or N (Yes or No)

    Since it MUST be the case that one has either taken it or one has not (can't be both) it can also be said that
    ~(Y&N)
    ~ means not

    So, it is not possible for someone to answer Y&N (yes and no).
     
  7. doctormcdreamy

    doctormcdreamy New Member

    whats your major, ryan.
     
  8. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    Philosophy/Creative Writing
     
  9. doctormcdreamy

    doctormcdreamy New Member

    interesting. cause i had to take something along the lines of symbolic logic when i was a computer engineering major.

    good luck.
     
  10. Lawman

    Lawman Active Member

    I took logical thinking classes, probability and statistics (Math major), but dont remember any symbolic logic classes at Indiana University. Of course, that was many moons ago compared to you "yung youts" of today. (Class of '89) You would have been 1 or so then, eh Ryan?

    GL with the class. Dunno what it will teach you for use in future life skills....but, hey, my probability and stats helps my Poker playing! :lol:

    Keith
     
  11. ZAKtheGeek

    ZAKtheGeek New Member

    This is college level? I did everything shown so far as a high school freshman...
     
  12. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    isn't this the class where you have to know truth values or something?

    like A -> B, ~A->B, etc
     
  13. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    I'm a philosophy major, and this is a requirement for that. If I want to go to grad school (possibly law school) this class would help with that. On top of that, symbolic logic is an AMAZING way to improve your logic skills, arguing skills, and critical thinking skills. You will use all of those things in daily life, and you will make your life with those skills as a lawyer.

    Yeah, it's actually a 3000 level course (courses that you get into during sophomore and normally junior year). What I've shown far is something very trivial and fun to see if people would know what I was asking.

    Did you go over validity, soundness, consistency, truth-functionality, truth validity, connectives, the theorems, truth tables, truth trees, etc?
     
  14. Lawman

    Lawman Active Member

    Ryan: Logical thinking will ALWAYS be helpful in life and work. It was the use of symbols I dont fully get, I guess. Of course, different ways to communicate helps one to think outside the box. THAT is definately needed in the legal field...esp. criminal defense.

    I recall some of those terms, but my logic class was an elective, soph/jr yr level. I enjoyed the class, but I've always been a more analytical thinker. (Explains the math major)

    IF you are considering Law, the writing and logic classes will help you big time. May want to consider a minor that is different than the major, even if it is psychology, crim justice, etc. Law schools like to be stat fillers on their new classes and to be able to slot in a few more majors helps. Diversity always helps the resume. You will always have plenty of poly sci and crim justice majors apply for law school. I beleive my math major helped me to be accepted at several law schools and allowed me a choice on where to attend.

    Keith
     
  15. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Meh...I did this in Freshman year in college, already forgot what most of the symbols were lol. I'd have to dig out my notes to decipher anything.
     

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