Two old-ish Terry Tao posts about model theory

I can’t get enough of Terry Tao’s blog What’s New, he writes so much and so brilliantly. Anyway, I found two really nice old-ish posts about model theory:

  • this which talks about completeness, compactness, zeroth-order logic, and Skolemisation;
  • and this which talks about nonstandard analysis, notions of `elementary convergence’ and `elementary completion’, countable saturation, compactness and saturation re-written from an analytical point-of-view, and the Szemerédi regularity lemma (something I always want to know more about).

I don’t have time to write anything more now, but later I will get back to it.

 

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