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In the FTA project in Nijmegen we have formalized a constructive proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. In the formal-ization, we have first defined the (constructive) algebraic hierarchy of groups, rings, fields, etcetera. For the reals we have then defined the notion of real number structure, which is basically a Cauchy complete Archimedean ordered(More)
This thesis contains an investigation of Coquand's Calculus of Constructions, a basic impredicative Type Theory. We review syntactic properties of the calculus, in particular decidability of equality and type-checking, based on the equality-as-judgement presentation. We present a set-theoretic notion of model, CC-structures, and use this to give a new(More)
Formal mathematics has so far not taken full advantage of ideas from collaborative tools such as wikis and distributed version control systems (DVCS). We argue that the field could profit from such tools, serving both newcomers and experts alike. We describe a preliminary system for such collaborative development based on the Git DVCS. We focus, initially,(More)
In this paper we will discuss the fundamental ideas behind proof assistants: What are they and what is a proof anyway? We give a short history of the main ideas, emphasizing the way they ensure the correct-ness of the mathematics formalized. We will also briefly discuss the places where proof assistants are used and how we envision their extended use in the(More)