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Models of Computation

  • Roberto Bruni
  • Ugo Montanari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Preliminaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 3-31
    3. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 33-49
  3. IMP: A Simple Imperative Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-52
    2. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 53-76
    3. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 77-101
    4. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 103-126
    5. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 127-154
  4. HOFL: A Higher-Order Functional Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-156
    2. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 157-173
    3. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 175-190
    4. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 191-204
    5. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 205-217
  5. Concurrent Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-220
    2. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 221-270
    3. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 271-286
    4. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 287-305
  6. Probabilistic Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-308
    2. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 309-331
    3. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 333-341
    4. Roberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari
      Pages 343-356
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 357-395

About this book

Introduction

This book presents in their basic form the most important models of computation, their basic programming paradigms, and their mathematical descriptions, both concrete and abstract. Each model is accompanied by relevant formal techniques for reasoning on it and for proving some properties. After preliminary chapters that introduce the notions of structure and meaning, semantic methods, inference rules, and logic programming, the authors arrange their chapters into parts on IMP, a simple imperative language; HOFL, a higher-order functional language; concurrent, nondeterministic and interactive models; and probabilistic/stochastic models.

The authors have class-tested the book content over many years, and it will be valuable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of theoretical computer science and distributed systems, and for researchers in this domain. Each chapter of the book concludes with a list of exercises addressing the key techniques introduced, solutions to selected exercises are offered at the end of the book.

Keywords

Calculus for Communicating Systems (CCS) Denotational Semantics Domain Theory Fixpoints HOFL (Higher-Order Functional Language) IMP Programming Language Markov Chains Measure Theory Operational Semantics Performance Evaluation Process Algebra (PEPA) Pi-Calculus Temporal Logic mu-Calculus

Authors and affiliations

  • Roberto Bruni
    • 1
  • Ugo Montanari
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipto. di InformaticaUniversità di PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Dipto. di InformaticaUniversità di PisaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42900-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42898-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42900-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1862-4499
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