Teaching and Learning Formal Methods

Author: Neville Dean,Michael Gerard Hinchey

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780123490407

Category: Computers

Page: 285

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As computer systems continue to advance, the positions they hold in human society continue to gain power. Computers now control the flight of aircraft, the cooling systems in chemical plants, and feedback loops in nuclear reactors. Because of the vital roles these systems play, there has been growing concern about the reliability and safety of these advanced computers. Formal methods are now widely recognized as the most successful means of assuring the reliability of complex computer systems. Because formal methods are being mandated in more and more international standards, it is critical that engineers, managers, and industrial project leaders are well trained and conversant in the application of these methods. This book covers a broad range of issues relating to the pedagogy of formal methods. The contributors, all acknowledged experts, have based their contributions on extensive experiences teaching and applying formal methods in both academia and industry.The two editors, both well known in this area, propose various techniques that can help to dismiss myths that formal methods are difficult to use and hard to learn. Teaching and Learning Formal Methods will be an indispensable text for educators in the fields of computer science, mathematics, software engineering, and electronic engineering as well as to management and product leaders concerned with trainingrecent graduates. Offers proven methods for teaching formal methods, even to students who lack a strong background in mathematics Addresses the important role that formal methods play in society and considers their growing future potential Includes contributions from several pioneers in the area Features a foreword written by Edsger W. Dijkstra
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Handbook of Practical Logic and Automated Reasoning

Author: John Harrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521899575

Category: Computers

Page: 681

View: 5912

One-stop reference, self-contained, with theoretical topics presented in conjunction with implementations for which code is supplied.
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Mathematical Logic for Computer Science

Author: Mordechai Ben-Ari,Môtî Ben-Arî

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852333195

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 9631

Includes theorems and proofs, this book presents logical systems such as Propositional calculus; Predicate calculus; Resolution; Hoare logic; Z; and, Temporal logic.
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Mathematics in Computing

An Accessible Guide to Historical, Foundational and Application Contexts

Author: Gerard O’Regan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447145348

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 2008

This clearly written and enlightening textbook provides a concise, introductory guide to the key mathematical concepts and techniques used by computer scientists. Topics and features: ideal for self-study, offering many pedagogical features such as chapter-opening key topics, chapter introductions and summaries, review questions, and a glossary; places our current state of knowledge within the context of the contributions made by early civilizations, such as the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks; examines the building blocks of mathematics, including sets, relations and functions; presents an introduction to logic, formal methods and software engineering; explains the fundamentals of number theory, and its application in cryptography; describes the basics of coding theory, language theory, and graph theory; discusses the concept of computability and decideability; includes concise coverage of calculus, probability and statistics, matrices, complex numbers and quaternions.
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Constructivity in Computer Science

Summer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, June 19-22, 1991. Proceedings

Author: J.Paul Jr. Myers,Michael J. O'Donnell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540556312

Category: Computers

Page: 246

View: 2137

Mathematicians have long recognized the distinction between an argument showing that an interesting object exists and a procedure for actually constructing the object. Computer science adds a new dimension of interest in constructivity, since a computer program is a formal description of a constructive procedure that can be executed automatically. It has beenover a decade since a conference was devoted to constructivity, and never before has one been held specifically relating computer science to constructivity. Thus, this proceedings volume is the most concentrated offering ever produced of the diverse ways in which constructivity and computer science are related. The papers cover semantics and type theory, logic and theorem proving, real and complex analysis, topology and combinatorics, nonconstructive graph-theoretical techniques, and curriculum and pedagogic issues. The book offers a concentrated view of the many ways in which constructivity has assumed importance in computer science, and contains results available nowhere else.
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Symposium on Logic in Computer Science

proceedings : Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 16-18, 1986

Author: IEEE Computer Society. Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing,ACM Special Interest Group for Automata and Computability Theory,Association for Symbolic Logic,European Association for Theoretical Computer Science

Publisher: IEEE

ISBN: 9780818607202

Category: Computers

Page: 383

View: 4284

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Principles of Concurrent and Distributed Programming

Author: M. Ben-Ari,Môtî Ben-Arî

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321312839

Category: Computers

Page: 361

View: 9481

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education. Software today is inherently concurrent or distributed - from event-based GUI designs to operating and real-time systems to Internet applications. The new edition of this classic introduction to concurrency has been completely revised in view of the growing importance of concurrency constructs embedded in programming languages and of formal methods such as model checking that are widely used in industry.
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The Study of Programming Languages

Author: Ryan Stansifer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780137269365

Category: Computers

Page: 334

View: 6353

For one-semester, senior/graduate-level courses in Programming Languages. Rigorous, thorough, and foundational, this text reveals the character of programming languages as a field of study and explores some of the interesting, important, and conceptually more challenging topics that are often ignored by other texts on the subject.
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Giants of Computing

A Compendium of Select, Pivotal Pioneers

Author: Gerard O’Regan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447153405

Category: Computers

Page: 306

View: 3002

It has been upon the shoulders of giants that the modern world has been forged. This accessible compendium presents an insight into the great minds responsible for the technology which has transformed our lives. Each pioneer is introduced with a brief biography, followed by a concise account of their key contributions to their discipline. The selection covers a broad spread of historical and contemporary figures from theoreticians to entrepreneurs, highlighting the richness of the field of computing. Suitable for the general reader, this concise and easy-to-read reference will be of interest to anyone curious about the inspiring men and women who have shaped the field of computer science.
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A Classical Mind

Essays in Honour of C.A.R. Hoare

Author: A. W. Roscoe,Charles Antony Richard Hoare

Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR

ISBN: 9780132948449

Category: Computers

Page: 451

View: 5688

To celebrate the 60th birthday and the achievement of C.A.R. Hoare, a rich assembly of contributors have pulled together to provide a volume of essays which are dedicated to Tony Hoare and his approach to Computer Science. Recognizing the huge difference that Tony has made to the way that computing is perceived each contributor has a very personal way of expressing their respect for his commitment and enterprise. To be included with the Hoare Computer Science Series. Reads like a who's who of computing, each paper written by a key person in the field. Niche market, but has the ability to appeal to a wide range of lecturers, students, librarians.
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Logic and Its Applications

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130302632

Category: Computers

Page: 310

View: 8197

Providing an introduction to logic programming, this text covers both propositional and predicate logic with applications in circuit design, formal specification and logic programming. Introducing the reader to mathematical logic, the book emphasizes applications in computer science. Class tested, it contains practical examples and exercises.
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An Introduction to Logic Programming Through Prolog

Author: J. M. Spivey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135360477

Category: Computers

Page: 251

View: 5332

Logic programming has increasing significance in computer science beyond the current fashion for expert systems. This book takes a software engineering rather than an expert systems/AI approach and covers logical theory, practical programming and PROLOG im
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Computational Category Theory

Author: D. David E. Rydeheard,Rod M. Burstall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 257

View: 9846

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From logic programming to Prolog

Author: Krzysztof R. Apt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 8007

Provides an introduction to the theory of logic programming and shows how this theory can be applied to reason about pure Prolog programs. The text includes an introduction to programming in Prolog and deals with such programming issues as determination, o
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Systems Construction and Analysis

A Mathematical and Logical Framework

Author: Norman Elliott Fenton,Gillian A. Hill

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780077074319

Category: Science

Page: 465

View: 7047

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Algebra of Programming

Author: Richard Bird,Oege de Moor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135072455

Category: Computers

Page: 295

View: 1717

Describes an algebraic approach to programming that permits the calculation of programs. Introduces the fundamentals of algebra for programming. Presents paradigms and strategies of program construction that form the core of Algorithm Design. Discusses functions and categories; applications; relations and allegories; datatypes; recursive programs, optimization issues, thinning algorithms, dynamic programming and greedy algorithms. Appropriate for all programmers.
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PPDP ...

Author: ACM Special Interest Group on Programming Languages

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Declarative programming

Page: N.A

View: 8901

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Proof Theory and Automated Deduction

Author: Jean Goubault-Larrecq,Ian Mackie

Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub

ISBN: 9780792345930

Category: Computers

Page: 424

View: 1042

Proof Theory and Automated Deduction is written for final-year undergraduate and first-year post-graduate students. It should also serve as a valuable reference for researchers in logic and computer science. It covers basic notions in logic, with a particular stress on proof theory, as opposed to, for example, model theory or set theory; and shows how they are applied in computer science, and especially the particular field of automated deduction, i.e. the automated search for proofs of mathematical propositions. We have chosen to give an in-depth analysis of the basic notions, instead of giving a mere sufficient analysis of basic and less basic notions. We often derive the same theorem by different methods, showing how different mathematical tools can be used to get at the very nature of the objects at hand, and how these tools relate to each other. Instead of presenting a linear collection of results, we have tried to show that all results and methods are tightly interwoven. We believe that understanding how to travel along this web of relations between concepts is more important than just learning the basic theorems and techniques by rote. Audience: The book is a valuable reference for researchers in logic and computer science.
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Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications

International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications, TLCA : Proceedings

Author: Marc Bezem,Jan Frisco Groote

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: 9780387565170

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 5164

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