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Verification of Sequential and Concurrent Programs

  • Krzysztof R. Apt
  • Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog

Part of the Graduate Texts in Computer Science book series (TCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Krzysztof R. Apt, Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog
    Pages 1-14
  3. Krzysztof R. Apt, Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog
    Pages 15-45
  4. Krzysztof R. Apt, Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog
    Pages 47-99
  5. Krzysztof R. Apt, Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog
    Pages 101-124
  6. Krzysztof R. Apt, Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog
    Pages 125-167
  7. Krzysztof R. Apt, Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog
    Pages 169-211
  8. Krzysztof R. Apt, Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog
    Pages 213-233
  9. Krzysztof R. Apt, Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog
    Pages 235-270
  10. Krzysztof R. Apt, Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog
    Pages 271-323
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 325-364

About this book

Introduction

Computer programs are becoming more and more part of systems that we use to rely on in our daily lives. The proper functioning and safety of these systems is of paramount importance. A major challenger for computer science is to develop methods that ensure program correctness. This textbook provides a structured introduction to program verification using an assertional approach - so named because it relies on the use of assertions that are attached to program control points. Sequential programs in the form of deterministic and nondeterministic programs, and concurrent programs in the form of parallel and distributed programs are considered within the context of their partial and total correctness. The use of these proof systems is demonstrated with the help of case studies. In particular solutions to classical problems such as mutual exclusion are formally verified. Each chapter concludes with exercises and bibliographic remarks for further reading. As a result, this text will be appropriate for either an introductory course on program verification for upper division of undergraduate studies or for graduate studies. It can also be used as an introduction to operational semantics. Outlines of possible courses are presented in the preface of the book.

Keywords

Variable computer science program verification semantics verification

Authors and affiliations

  • Krzysztof R. Apt
    • 1
  • Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog
    • 2
  1. 1.Centrum voor Wiskunde en InformaticaStichling Mathematisch CentrumAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Fachbereich 10-Theoretische InformatikChristian Albrechts UniversityOldenburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2714-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-2716-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2714-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-0941
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-095X
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