An Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, Formal System Specification, and Z by D. C. Ince

An Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, Formal System Specification, and Z

byD. C. Ince

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Formal specification is the name given to the use of discrete mathematics in computer science for describing the function of both hardware and software systems. Poor specification often gives rise to severe problems in software and hardware installation. This textbook is an introduction toboth the theory and practice of formal specification, and this new edition includes two new chapters on Z, one giving a number of small examples in Z, the other covering design and Z. Prerequisites in this edition have been kept to a minimum since Professor Ince is at pains to develop the techniquesof requirement analysis and discrete mathematics that are needed. Throughout the book are numerous worked examples and exercises which include many real examples of software and computer systems.

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D. C. Ince is at The Open University.
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Title:An Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, Formal System Specification, and ZFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:February 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Commercial software developmentCustomers requirements and specificationPropositional calculusPredicate calculusSet theoryRelationsFunctions and sequencesThe specification language ZOperations and objects in ZThe Z schema calculusSome small Z examplesA large Z specificationZ and design

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This textbook is an introduction to both the theory and practice of formal specification, and this new edition includes two new chapters on Z, one giving a number of small examples in Z, the other covering design and Z. Prerequisites in this edition have again been kept to a minimum since Professor Ince is at pains to develop the techniques of requirement analysis and discrete mathematics that are exercises which include many real examples of software and computer systems.