functional calculus

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functional calculus

(Logic) another name for predicate calculus

func′tional cal′culus

the branch of symbolic logic that includes the sentential calculus and that deals with sentential functions and quantifiers and with logical relations between sentences containing quantifiers. Also called predicate calculus.
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Noun1.functional calculus - a system of symbolic logic that represents individuals and predicates and quantification over individuals (as well as the relations between propositions)
formal logic, mathematical logic, symbolic logic - any logical system that abstracts the form of statements away from their content in order to establish abstract criteria of consistency and validity
quantification - a limitation imposed on the variables of a proposition (as by the quantifiers `some' or `all' or `no')
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For a real-valued function f of a real variable and a self-adjoint operator A [member of] B(H), the value f(A) is understood by means of the functional calculus.
At the same time, General Topology and Functional Analysis (called Functional Calculus) were introduced in the university mathematics in Bucharest, and axiomatic Algebra was taught by Barbilian since 1944.
An abstract theory of functional calculus has been proposed in [8].
Some specific topics include diagonals of self-adjoint operators, trace-class perturbations and functional calculus, and rank preserving maps on CSL algebras.

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