Summary: Domain Theory
Corrected and expanded version
and Achim Jung2
This text is based on the chapter Domain Theory in the Handbook for Logic in
Computer Science, volume 3, edited by S. Abramsky, Dov M. Gabbay, and T. S.
E. Maibaum, published by Clarendon Press, Oxford in 1994. While the numbering of
all theorems and definitions has been kept the same, we have included comments and
corrections which we have received over the years. For ease of reading, small typo-
graphical errors have simply been corrected. Where we felt the original text gave a
misleading impression, we have included additional explanations, clearly marked as
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So far, we have received comments and/or corrections from Joseph D. Darcy, Mo-
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1Computing Laboratory, University of Oxford, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QD, Eng-