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London Mathematical Society and EPSRC Short Instructional Course - Model Theory
University of Leeds, 18-23 July 2010

Lecture Course II - Background Reading

As prerequisites for the course I recommend sections 1-3 of the book
David Marker. Model theory, volume 217 of Graduate Texts in Mathematics. Springer-Verlag, New York, 2002. An introduction.
It covers most of the basic model theory we need. In particular some acquaintance with real closed fields (section 3.3) would be good. Our main text for o-minimality is the book
Lou van den Dries. Tame topology and o-minimal structures, volume 248 of Lo= ndon Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series. Cambridge University Press, = Cambridge, 1998.
Alternative texts of introductory style are
Anand Pillay, Charles Steinhorn. Definable sets in ordered structures. I. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc., 295(2):565{592, 1986.
(with stronger emphasis on model theory)
and
Michel Coste. An Introduction to O-minimal Geometry http://perso.univ-rennes1.fr/michel.coste/polyens/OMIN.pdf
(with stronger emphasis on geometry).

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