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M . Otherwise, T 1; Tl Tz=T =T by (el). this This =T by (e3), hence TM(O,F;)=T by (e2), for all i=l, ... ,m Conversely, assume then TM(O,F)=T TM(O,F;)=T, i=l, ... ,m , for proving the "if"-case. If by (el). Otherwise, Til =T for all i=l, ... ,m, by (e2). Tz=T This yields Tl=T by (e3), hence TM(O,F)=T by (el). Since in both directions the chain of reasoning holds for any model, this establishes (I). The PROOF of (II) is an immediate consequence of the following equation. 3. p3 any path through F is of the form p = Pli U pz for some i E {1, ...

Note that such knowledge may be regarded as the description of the whole situation given in atomic pieces of the form "Ne is true", "Set is false" , etc. , then this obviously would describe a different situation, another possible world or model. For determining such a model it is sufficient to just say which pieces are true. Thus we have the following definition. D. o A model for P" is a finite subset of P" . In the next step, we must express statements like "F is true", within our formalism. For that purpose recall that "true" and "false" may be regarded as elements in our language, previously denoted by T and F, respectively.

For the same reason the two connections labeled with an asterix in the last copy of the matrix are in fact redundant for ensuring the spanning property. We will learn in the section 6 how the method may be improved to behave optimal for this particular example. 3. Any two subsequent matrices related by the equivalence sign - have not been counted as a step since only the structure imposed on the matrix is rearranged without encountering further connections. Below we will call this a truncation.