A Coq-based Library for Interactive and Automated Theorem Proving in Plane Geometry

Abstract : In this article, we present the development of a library of formal proofs for theorem proving in plane geometry in a pedagogical context. We use the Coq proof assistant. This library includes the basic geometric notions to state theorems and provides a database of theorems to construct interactive proofs more easily. It is an extension of the library of F. Guilhot for interactive theorem proving at the level of high-school geometry, where we eliminate redundant axioms and give formalizations for the geometric concepts using a vector approach. We also enrich this library by offering an automated deduction method which can be used as a complement to interactive proof. For that purpose, we integrate the formalization of the area method which was developed by J. Narboux in Coq.
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Tuan Minh Pham, Yves Bertot, Julien Narboux. A Coq-based Library for Interactive and Automated Theorem Proving in Plane Geometry. The 11th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2011), Jun 2011, Santander, Spain. pp.368-383, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-21898-9_32⟩. ⟨inria-00584918⟩

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