By Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus, Jörg Flum

This can be the 1st variation. the second one version used to be released within the "Springer Monographs in arithmetic" sequence in 2005.

The department of version idea defined within the current ebook and referred to as finite

model concept has its roots in classical version thought yet owes its systematic

development to investigate from complexity theory.

Model idea or the idea of types, because it was once first named by means of Tarski in

1954, should be regarded as the a part of the semantics of f.Qrmalized languages

that is worried with the interaction among the syntactic constitution of an

axiom method at the one hand and (algebraic, set-theoretic, ... ) properties

of its types however. because it became out, first-order language (we

mostly converse of first-order good judgment) turned the main widespread language in this

respect, the reason is that it obeys a few primary ideas such as

the compactness theorem and the completeness theorem. those ideas are

valuable modeltheoretic instruments and, whilst, mirror the expressive

weakness of first-order common sense. This weak point is the breeding flooring for the

freedom which modeltheoretic tools relaxation upon.

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Moreover we claim that the corresponding numbers e and i determined in S(7i+ 1 , b) and B, respectively, are the same: Concerning B, this holds since the sentences in (4) are basic local up to logical equivalence. Concerning S(7j +1, b) note that (S(7i+ 1 , a), a) =g(j+l) (S(7j +1, b), b) and that g(j + 1) is greater than the quantifier rank of the sentences in (2) and (3) (this gives a second condition on the value of g(j + 1); recall that eis bounded by m). 1. e = i. Then all elements satisfying 1/J~(x) have a distance ~ 4 .

It is the reason why moves in Gm (A, 8) in which the spoiler chooses an element of A (of 8) are sometimes called 3-moves (V-moves). 0 As in the present section, the formulas

And L.... 1 .... 7. For stroctures A and B, ä E A·, and bE BS the lollowing are equivalent: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) The duplicator wins Goo(A, ä, B, b). part B. part B. ä and b satisfy the same lormulas o/Loow in A and B, respectively, that is, ilcp(xl, ... ,xs ) is alormula o/Loow , then ä A 1= cp[ä] iff B 1= cp[b]. Prool. For (i) => (ii) see the preceding lemmaj clearly (ii) implies (iii). part B can be viewed as a winning strategy for the duplicator for the game Goo(A, ä, B, b). Hence, it suffices to show the equivalence of (iii) and (iv).