The Lambda Calculus (2nd ed.)

Its Syntax and Semantics

by H. P. Barendregt

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The revised edition contains a new chapter which provides an elegant description of the semantics. The various classes of lambda calculus models are described in a uniform manner. Some didactical improvements have been made to this edition. An example of a simple model is given and then the general theory (of categorical models) is developed. Indications are given of those parts of the book which can be used to form a coherent course.

  • Elsevier Science; July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780080933757
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: The Lambda Calculus
  • Series: ISSN
  • Author: H. P. Barendregt
  • Imprint: North Holland

In The Press

"This book is (almost) an encyclopedia of type-free lambda calculus... The reviewer is surprised by the author's success in getting in such an amount of material with motivations and complete proofs..." --Zentralblatt für Mathematik

"It brings together virtually all of the current knowledge on the subject and will be indispensable for serious students of the lambda calculus..." --Journal of Symbolic Logic

"There must have been an exceptional amount of effort to ensure the high quality of text and printing..." --Journal of Symbolic Logic