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Data Refinement Model-Oriented Proof Methods and Their Comparison

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ISBN-10: 0521641705

ISBN-13: 9780521641708

Edition: 1998

Authors: Willem-Paul DeRoever, Kai Engelhardt

List price: $122.99
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The goal of this book is to provide a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the important and highly applicable method of data refinement and the simulation methods used for proving its correctness. The authors concentrate in the first part on the general principles needed to prove data refinement correct. They begin with an explanation of the fundamental notions, showing that data refinement proofs reduce to proving simulation. The topics of Hoare Logic and the Refinement Calculus are introduced and a general theory of simulations is developed and related to them. Accessibility and comprehension are emphasized in order to guide newcomers to the area. The book's second part contains…    
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Book details

List price: $122.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/3/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 436
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848

Theory
Introduction to data refinement
Simulation as a proof method for data refinement
Relations and recursion
Properties of simulation
Notation and semantics
A Hoare logic
Simulation and Hoare logic
An extension to total correctness
Simulation and total correctness
Refinement calculus
Applications
Reynolds' method
VDM
Z, Hehner's method and Back's refinement calculus
Refinement methods due to Abadi & Lamport and Lynch
An introduction to Hoare logic
A primer on ordinals and transfinite induction
Notational convention
Precedences
Bibliography
Index.