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Truth tables. What does a truth valuation of a formula even mean?

I will take a pedagogical approach that aims to help the student build a conception of how truth tables are connected to their ordinary reasoning. In the second part, I hope to show how the truth ...
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Truth tables. What does a truth valuation of a formula even mean?

As other comments and answers have said, either implicitly or explicitly: these "propositional calculus" variables "$p$" and "$q$" are indeed variables, just as the ...
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Truth tables. What does a truth valuation of a formula even mean?

From the formal standpoint, truth tables are just the tabular representations of the Boolean functions (usually of 1 or 2 variables). You will, probably, find nothing mysterious about writing the ...
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Truth tables. What does a truth valuation of a formula even mean?

Maybe starting with a modified truth table would help: Then transition to the more standard presentation with T's and F's. BTW, you might avoid some confusion about implications by emphasizing, for ...
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Truth tables. What does a truth valuation of a formula even mean?

Tom: You are actually asking a math question more than a math ed question. "What is the rigorous definition of a truth table". It's a Booleian Algebra question, I guess. (I donno...only ...
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