Synopses & Reviews
With the objective of making into a science the art of verifying computer programs (debugging), the author addresses both practical and theoretical aspects of the process. A classic of sequential program verification, this volume has been translated into almost a dozen other languages and is much in demand among graduate and advanced undergraduate computer science students.
Subjects include computability (with discussions of finite automata and Turing machines); predicate calculus (basic notions, natural deduction, and the resolution method); verification of programs (both flowchart and algol-like programs); flowchart schemas (basic notions, decision problems, formalization in predicate calculus, and translation programs); and the fixpoint theory of programs (functions and functionals, recursive programs, and verification programs). The treamtent is self-contained, and each chapter concludes with bibliographic remarks, references, and problems.
Synopsis
With the objective of making into a science the art of verifying computer programs (debugging), the author addresses both practical and theoretical aspects. Subjects include computability (with discussions of finite automata and Turing machines); predicate calculus; verification of programs (bloth flowchart and algol-like programs); flowchart schemas; and the fixpoint theory of programs. 1974 edition. Includes 77 figures.
Synopsis
Attempting to make into a science the art of verifying computer programs (debugging), the author addresses both practical and theoretical aspects. This self-contained treatment includes selected concepts of computability theory and mathematical logic.
Table of Contents
Preface
1. Computability
2. Predicate Calculus
3. Verification of Programs
4. Flowchart Schemas
5. The Fixpoint Theory of Programs
Indexes