Models Of Computation by Roberto BruniModels Of Computation by Roberto Bruni

Models Of Computation

byRoberto Bruni, Ugo Montanari

Hardcover | April 10, 2017

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This book presents in their basic form the most important models of computation, their basic programming paradigms, and their mathematical descriptions, both concrete and abstract. Each model is accompanied by relevant formal techniques for reasoning on it and for proving some properties. After preliminary chapters that introduce the notions of structure and meaning, semantic methods, inference rules, and logic programming, the authors arrange their chapters into parts on IMP, a simple imperative language; HOFL, a higher-order functional language; concurrent, nondeterministic and interactive models; and probabilistic/stochastic models.

The authors have class-tested the book content over many years, and it will be valuable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of theoretical computer science and distributed systems, and for researchers in this domain. Each chapter of the book concludes with a list of exercises addressing the key techniques introduced, solutions to selected exercises are offered at the end of the book.

Roberto Bruni is an associate professor in the Dept. of Computer Science of the University of Pisa. His research interests include concurrency, operational semantics, Petri nets, Java programming, business process modelling, software composition, and fog computing, and he teaches related courses to computer science and business informa...
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Title:Models Of ComputationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:395 pagesPublished:April 10, 2017Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319428985

ISBN - 13:9783319428987

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Table of Contents

Preliminaries.- Operational Semantics of IMP.- Induction and Recursion.- Partial Orders and Fixpoints.- Denotational Semantics of IMP.- Operational Semantics of HOFL.- Domain Theory.- HOFL Denotational Semantics.- Equivalence Between HOFL Denotational and Operational Semantics.- Calculus for Communicating Systems (CCS).- Temporal Logic and mu-Calculus.- Pi-Calculus.- Measure Theory and Markov Chains.- Markov Chains with Actions and Non-determinism.- Performance Evaluation Process Algebra (PEPA).