By Douglas R. Hofstadter
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Consider, for example, a bathtub partially filled with water. Suppose that a tap has been turned on to fill up the bathtub. Simultaneously, suppose that the drain plug in the bathtub has been opened to try and empty the bathtub. , from the tap into the bathtub, and out of the bathtub through the drain) can be described by the equation: dVtub d~ -/~ap -/dra~,~ where Vt~b is the volume of water in the tub, ft~p is the rate at which water enters the tub through the tap, and fdrain is the rate at which water leaves 1 As we shall see later, not every subset of model fragments can be viewed as a model, but the basic observation still holds.
The model fragments M1(c) and M2(c) are in the same assumption class if and only if the a s s u m p t i o n - c l a s s clause in both H1 and •2 specify the same assumption class. Let both H1 and M2 specify A in their a s s t m p t i o n - c l a s s clause. We let the expression l ( c ) denote the assumption class of the model fragments M1 (c) and M2( c ) . 2 Furthermore, we will sometimes say "the assumption class of M1 is A," meaning that for any component c, the model fragment MI(c) is in assumption class A(c).
If F2(e) = p, then (q,p) E CF~, and hence (q,p) E tc(CF2). 2. If F2(e) r p, construct the sequence PO,Pl,...