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The following proof system follows the conventional style of textbooks in logic. Proofs are sequences of formulae, each one either a hypothesis, a postulate, or a consequence of earlier formulae in the proof. 2. Let FSh be the set of formulae in SIC. The set of linear proofs in SIC is PSl = F+sh, the set of nonempty finite sequences of formulae. , Fm) -si F if and only if Fm = F and, for alii < m, one of the following cases holds: 1. F; € T 2. Fi = (a =>• a) for some atomic formula a € At 3. Ft = 6, and there exist j, k < i such that Fj = a and Fk = (a => b) for some atomic formulae a, 6 e At 4.

I] is the formula that results from substituting the term tj for every occurrence of the variable Xj in the term t, for each j, 1 < j

An answer to such a question is an implication of the form F1 => FO , where F1 is an acceptable formula. The conventional FOPC questions (what x 1 , . . , xi : F0) may be understood as a variant of the 'what implies FO' questions, where the acceptable formulae are precisely those of the form x1 = t1 ^ . . ^ xi = t2. The proposed new style of FOPC question may be seen as presenting a set of constraints expressed by FO, and requesting a normalized expression of constraints F1 such that every solution to the constraints expressed by F1 is also a solution to the constraints of F0.