An Introduction to Z

  • John Derrick
  • Eerke Boiten
Part of the Formal Approaches to Computing and Information Technology book series (FACIT)

Abstract

Z is a formal specification language. It is a language in that it provides a notation for describing the behaviour of a system, and it is formal in that it uses mathematics to do so. The mathematics is simple, consisting of first order predicate logic and set theory. However, based upon this, it offers a very elegant way of structuring the mathematics to provide a specification of the system under consideration.

Keywords

Encapsulation Derrick Ptsc 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Derrick
    • 1
  • Eerke Boiten
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing LaboratoryUniversity of Kent at CanterburyCanterbury, KentUK

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