Book Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce the publication of the following textbook on
Term Rewriting. For further details see


Franz Baader,
Tobias Nipkow

			 Term Rewriting and All That
		       Franz Baader and Tobias Nipkow

This is the first English language textbook offering a unified and
self-contained introduction to the field of term rewriting. It covers all
the basic material (abstract reduction systems, termination, confluence,
completion, and combination problems), but also some important and closely
connected subjects: universal algebra, unification theory and Gr"obner
bases. The main algorithms are presented both informally and as programs in
the functional language Standard ML (an appendix contains a quick and easy
introduction to ML). Certain crucial algorithms like unification and
congruence closure are covered in more depth and efficient Pascal programs
are developed. The book contains many examples and over 170 exercises.

This text is also an ideal reference book for professional researchers:
results that have been spread over many conference and journal articles are
collected together in a unified notation, detailed proofs of almost all
theorems are provided, and each chapter closes with a guide to the

Chapter Contents:
1. Motivating examples
2. Abstract reduction systems
3. Universal algebra
4. Equational problems
5. Termination
6. Confluence
7. Completion
8. Gr"obner bases and Buchberger's algorithm
9. Combination problems
10. Equational unification
11. Extensions
Appendix 1. Ordered sets
Appendix 2. A bluffer's guide to ML

Publication details: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-45520-0.
Price: 35 Pounds (Hardback).