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An introduction to formal specification with Z and VDM

Author: Deri Sheppard
Publisher: London ; New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1995.
Series: McGraw-Hill international series in software engineering.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Places formal specification in the context of traditional methods of software development, including object-orientation, introducing these concepts and the necessary discrete maths, before moving on  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sheppard, Deri.
Introduction to formal specification with Z and VDM.
London ; New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1995
(OCoLC)623372642
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deri Sheppard
ISBN: 0077079078 9780077079079
OCLC Number: 30437965
Description: xvii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Contemporary software engineering: the nature of software; the definition phase; development and maintenance phases. Part 2 Formal approaches to software development: specification, verification and correctness. Part 3 Discrete maths for the software engineer: logic; set theory; case study; relations and functions; case study; sequences; bags; case study; recursive specification; strengthening our specifications. Part 4 The specification language Z: essential Z; Z schema and the schema calculus. Part 5 Z case studies: generic stacks and queues; the symbol table; a drinks dispenser machine. Part 6 VDM-SL: essential VDM; the mathematics of VDM; abstract states and operations in VDM. Part 7 VDM-SL case studies: generic stacks and queues; the symbol table; a drinks dispenser machine. Part 8 Epilogue.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill international series in software engineering.
Responsibility: Deri Sheppard.

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