Software Engineering 1: Abstraction and Modelling by Dines BjornerSoftware Engineering 1: Abstraction and Modelling by Dines Bjorner

Software Engineering 1: Abstraction and Modelling

byDines Bjorner

Paperback | February 12, 2010

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The art, craft, discipline, logic, practice, and science of developing large-scale software products needs a believable, professional base. The textbooks in this three-volume set combine informal, engineeringly sound practice with the rigour of formal, mathematics-based approaches.

Volume 1 covers the basic principles and techniques of formal methods abstraction and modelling. First this book provides a sound, but simple basis of insight into discrete mathematics: numbers, sets, Cartesians, types, functions, the Lambda Calculus, algebras, and mathematical logic. Then it trains its readers in basic property- and model-oriented specification principles and techniques. The model-oriented concepts that are common to such specification languages as B, VDM-SL, and Z are explained here using the RAISE specification language (RSL). This book then covers the basic principles of applicative (functional), imperative, and concurrent (parallel) specification programming. Finally, the volume contains a comprehensive glossary of software engineering, and extensive indexes and references.

These volumes are suitable for self-study by practicing software engineers and for use in university undergraduate and graduate courses on software engineering. Lecturers will be supported with a comprehensive guide to designing modules based on the textbooks, with solutions to many of the exercises presented, and with a complete set of lecture slides.

Title:Software Engineering 1: Abstraction and ModellingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:714 pagesPublished:February 12, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642059392

ISBN - 13:9783642059391


Table of Contents

Opening.- Discrete Mathematics.- Numbers.- Sets.- Cartesians.- Types.- Functions.- A ?-Calculus.- Algebras.- Mathematical Logic.- Simple RSL.- Atomic Types and Values in RSL.- Function Definitions in RSL.- Property-Oriented and Model-Oriented Abstraction.- Sets in RSL.- Cartesians in RSL.- Lists in RSL.- Maps in RSL.- Higher-Order Functions in RSL.- Specification Types.- Types in RSL.- Specification Programming.- Applicative Specification Programming.- Imperative Specification Programming.- Concurrent Specification Programming.- And So On!.- Etcetera!.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The book under review is the first one from a series of three volumes that provides a compelling framework for a more comprehensive understanding of both formal and practical concerns of software engineering. The major feature distinguishing these textbooks from other current ones . is the natural manner in which the formal techniques smoothly glide from software design towards the requirements prescription phase and beyond to domain description. . By its consistency and rigor, the book is, undoubtedly, remarkably useful to professional software developers." (Tudor Balanescu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1095 (21), 2006)