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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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I do not understand the concept of tautology and contradiction in logic,can anybody help?

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi {7/3}

try here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tautology_(logic)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contradiction

Bob

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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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Okay,what are their applications

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Well, contradiction is used for proving things in math. It's one of the major methods of proof besides the proof by induction.

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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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Okay,what about tautology?and contradiction in proofs is only used in the form -p and (not p)

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