- eBook:Formal Methods: An Appetizer
- Author:Flemming Nielson, Hanne Riis Nielson
- Edition:1st ed. 2019 edition
- Data:September 7, 2019
- Pages:162 pages
The early chapters on program graphs and the Guarded Commands language are sufficient introduction for most readers to then enjoy a plug-and-play approach to the remaining chapters. These explain formal methods for analysing the behaviour of programs in various ways ranging from verification, via program analysis and language-based security, to model checking. The remaining chapters present language extensions with procedures and concurrency and cover their semantics.
The book is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in software development, and the text is supported throughout with exercises of varying grades of difficulty. The authors have developed an online learning environment that allows students to create examples beyond those covered in the main text, and in the book appendices they present programming projects aimed at implementing central parts of the development using the functional language F#.
2. Guarded Commands
3. Program Verification
4. Program Analysis
5. Language-Based Security
6. Model Checking