Author: Alan Bundy,David Basin,Dieter Hutter,Andrew Ireland
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Rippling is a radically new technique for the automation of mathematical reasoning. It is widely applicable whenever a goal is to be proved from one or more syntactically similar givens. It was originally developed for inductive proofs, where the goal was the induction conclusion and the givens were the induction hypotheses. It has proved to be applicable to a much wider class of tasks, from summing series via analysis to general equational reasoning. The application to induction has especially important practical implications in the building of dependable IT systems, and provides solutions to issues such as the problem of combinatorial explosion. Rippling is the first of many new search control techniques based on formula annotation; some additional annotated reasoning techniques are also described here. This systematic and comprehensive introduction to rippling, and to the wider subject of automated inductive theorem proving, will be welcomed by researchers and graduate students alike.
The present book is a festschrift in honor of Luigia Carlucci Aiello. The 18 articles included are written by former students, friends, and international colleagues, who have cooperated with Luigia Carlucci Aiello, scientifically or in AI boards or committees. The contributions by reputed researchers span a wide range of AI topics and reflect the breadth and depth of Aiello's own work.
4th International Symposium, NFM 2012, Norfolk, VA, USA, April 3-5, 2012, Proceedings
Author: Alwyn Goodloe,Suzette Person
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on NASA Formal Methods, NFM 2012, held in Norfolk, VA, USA, in April 2012. The 36 revised regular papers presented together with 10 short papers, 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 93 submissions. The topics are organized in topical sections on theorem proving, symbolic execution, model-based engineering, real-time and stochastic systems, model checking, abstraction and abstraction refinement, compositional verification techniques, static and dynamic analysis techniques, fault protection, cyber security, specification formalisms, requirements analysis and applications of formal techniques.
This book provides an accessible introduction to the SPARK programming language. Updated 'classic' that covers all of the new features of SPARK, including Object Oriented Programming. The only book on the market that covers this important and robust programming language. CD-ROM contains the main SPARK tools and additional manuals giving all the information needed to use SPARK in practice. Technology: The SPARK language is aimed at writing reliable software that combines simplicity and rigour within a practical framework. Because of this, many safety-critical, high integrity systems are developed using SPARK. User Level: Intermediate Audience: Software engineers, programmers, technical leaders, software managers. Engineering companies in fields such as avionics, railroads, medical instrumentation and automobiles. Academics giving MSc courses in Safety Critical Systems Engineering, System Safety Engineering, Software Engineering. Author Biography: John Barnes is a veteran of the computing industry. In 1977 he designed and implemented the RTL/2 programming language and was an original member of the ADA programming language design team. He was founder and MD of Alsys Ltd from 1985 to 1991. Currently self employed, John is the author of 'Programming in ADA' which has sold 150000 copies and been translated into 6 languages.
Spätestens seit Douglas R. Hofstadters "Gödel, Escher, Bach" ist der Name Gödel auch bei Nichtmathematikern bekannt geworden. 1931 hatte Kurt Gödel unter dem Titel "Über formal unterscheidbare Sätze der Principia Mathematica und verwandter Systeme" seinen Unvollständigkeitssatz publiziert. Nagel und Newman haben das Wesentliche an Gödels Ergebnissen für Nichtfachleute dargestellt. Die vorliegende 9. Auflage ist ein unveränderter Nachdruck der längst klassisch gewordenen Ausgabe von 1958.
Der moderne Mensch will das Leben immer stärker planen und kontrollierbar machen. Er treibt einen unglaublichen technischen Aufwand, nur um sich sicherer zu fühlen. Dahinter steckt ein ängstliches Ich, das sich von der Welt bedroht fühlt. Alan Watts zeigt den Weg in eine tiefere Dimension des Bewusstseins, in der man dem Leben vollkommen offen und furchtlos zu begegnen lernt.