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Constructing Correct Software

Authors: Cooke, D. John

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Central to Formal Methods is the so-called Correctness Theorem which relates a specification to its correct Implementations. This theorem is the goal of traditional program testing and, more recently, of program verification (in which the theorem must be proved). Proofs are difficult, though even with the use of powerful theorem provers. This volume explains and illustrates an alternative method, which allows the construction of (necessarily correct) algorithms from a specification using algebraic transformations and refinement techniques which prevent the introduction of errors. Based on teaching material used extensively at Loughborough University, John Cooke introduces the basics, using simple examples and lots of detailed working (which can often be re-used).

Constructing Correct Software will provide invaluable reading for students and practitioners of Computer Science and Software Engineering to whom correctness of software is of prime importance.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-28

  • The Technical Background

    Pages 31-123

  • On Programming

    Pages 125-157

  • Algorithm Extraction

    Pages 161-221

  • Recursion Removal

    Pages 223-265

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eBook $84.99
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Softcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Constructing Correct Software
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-079-5
DOI
10.1007/b138515
Softcover ISBN
978-1-85233-820-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXI, 509
Number of Illustrations
100 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published in the series "Formal Approaches to Computing and Information Technology (FACIT)"
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