In this paper we address the decision problem for a fragment of unquantified formulae of real analysis, which, besides the operators of Tarski's theory of reals, includes also strict and non-strict predicates expressing comparison, monotonicity, concavity, and convexity of continuous real functions over possibly unbounded intervals. The decision result is obtained by proving that a formula of our fragment is satisfiable if and only if it admits a parametric ``canonical'' model, whose existence can be tested by solving a suitable unquantified formula, expressed in the decidable language of Tarski's theory of reals and involving the numerical variables of the initial formula plus various other parameters. This paper generalizes a previous decidability result concerning a more restrictive fragment in which predicates relative to infinite intervals or stating strict concavity and convexity were not expressible.
|Titolo:||Decision algorithms for fragments of real analysis. I. Continuous functions with strict convexity and concavity predicates|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|