Book: Subsystems of Second Order Arithmetic
I am Stephen G. Simpson, a mathematics professor
at Penn State University.
January 1999 - March 2001
My book Subsystems of Second Order Arithmetic is
finished! It includes much material on reverse mathematics. It was
published in January 1999 by Springer-Verlag with editorial help
from the Association for Symbolic
Logic. The length of the book is XIV + 445 pages.
To make this book less expensive, I did all of the typesetting myself,
and I refused royalties. The ASL also agreed to forgo royalties, so
the list price is only 98 German marks, i.e., 60 US dollars. In
addition, ASL members are entitled to a 30 percent discount, so the
book is well within reach of individual purchasers.
To order from Springer-Verlag
New York, telephone 1-800-SPRINGER or fax 1-212-533-5587. If you
are a member of the Association for
Symbolic Logic, mention Promotion Code S206 to obtain the 30
Here is some information to help you decide to buy this book.
- promotional material
- table of contents: plain ASCII
- front matter and chapter one:
- review by John Burgess (PM):
- review by Peter Cholak (JSL):
- review by Qi Feng (RNFBST):
- review by Jeffrey Ketland (BJPS):
- review by Michael Moellerfeld (MR):
- review by Roman Murawski (ZB):
- review by David Madore (SMF - Gazette):
The review by Jeffrey Ketland has appeared in the British Journal for
Philosophy of Science, Volume 52, No. 1, March 2001, pp. 191-195.
The review by David Madore has appeared in the Gazette des
Mathematiciens, Societe Mathematique de France, Volume 125, July 2010,
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April 11, 2001
Recently Springer-Verlag ran out of copies of Subsystems of
Second Order Arithmetic. On the one hand, I am gratified that
my book sold so well. On the other hand, I am disappointed that there
is currently no way for students and scholars to purchase it. I am
working on a plan to get it reprinted in the near future.
July 8, 2005
On June 30, 2005 I submitted Subsystems of Second Order
Arithmetic, Second Edition, to the Association for Symbolic
Logic, for publication in their book
in Logic. It was accepted on August 9, 2005.
On September 19, 2003 the Association for Symbolic Logic
accepted Reverse Mathematics
2001 for publication in their book
series Lecture Notes
in Logic. This is a volume of papers by various authors, edited
by me, on subsystems of second order arithmetic and reverse
mathematics. There have been massive production delays, but I am
hoping the book will appear soon.
September 20, 2005
Reverse Mathematics 2001 has
finally appeared. It is Volume 21 in the ASL's book
series Lecture Notes
in Logic, X + 401 pages. You may order on-line
from A. K. Peters, Ltd. The price
is 70 US dollars for hardback, 40 US dollars paperback, with a 20
percent discount for ASL members (use the discount code "ASLmember").
firstname.lastname@example.org / 20 September 2005