The Resource Elementary Logic : For Software Development, by Robert Lover, (electronic resource)

Elementary Logic : For Software Development, by Robert Lover, (electronic resource)

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Elementary Logic : For Software Development
Title
Elementary Logic
Title remainder
For Software Development
Statement of responsibility
by Robert Lover
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Author
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The ability to reason correctly is critical to most aspects of computer science and to software development in particular. This book teaches readers how to better reason about software development, to communicate reasoning, to distinguish between good and bad reasoning, and to read professional literature that presumes knowledge of elementary logic. It explains fundamental concepts and provides reader-friendly instructions for applying logic to software development Part I explains how to find and represent the logical forms of statements expressed in English. Part II describes how to use truth tables to determine the truth or falsity of a complex statement. The final part discusses logical truth and explains how to test statements for logical equivalence, implication and redundancy, as well as how to test arguments for validity and soundness. It also explains how to use rules of inference to make proofs of program correctness. This useful text/reference emphasizes applications of logic to software development throughout. Features: • Covers elementary logic and its application to most stages of software development • Expresses examples in pseudocode, so that no particular programming language is used • Provides numerous examples and exercises facilitating reader self-assessment and independent self-study • Emphasizes truth-functional and quantificational logic, and introduces Floyd-Hoare logic • Supplies web resources such as solutions for all exercises and supplementary information • Emphasizes the difference between helpful and excessive use of formal notation • Written from class tested teaching material proven to be clearly understandable Key topics: • Expressing Problem Specifications • Expressing Program Designs • Using Truth Functions • Interpretations for Quantified Statements • Tests for Logical Properties of Statements • Simplifying Statements and Instructions • Rules of Inference for Control Structures • Program Correctness Proofs Since logic is the discipline concerned with general rules and criteria of correct reasoning, those involved in computer science and software development will benefit greatly from using this book. It provides a reader-friendly foundation to logic and offers valuable insight into the topic, thereby serving as a helpful reference for practitioners, as well as students studying software development. Robert Lover has been a software developer, has created and taught professional development courses for Harvard University, and has taught courses on logic and software development at several other colleges and universities. He is currently chair of the Belmont Abbey College Computer Studies Department
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Lover, Robert
Dewey number
005.101
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Language note
English
LC call number
QA76.758
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Software engineering
  • Computer network architectures
  • Logic design
  • Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems
  • Computer System Implementation
  • Logics and Meanings of Programs
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Elementary Logic : For Software Development, by Robert Lover, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Language and Logical Form -- Atomic Statements -- Compound Statements -- Quantified Statements -- Expressing Arguments -- Defining Data Structures -- Expressing Problem Specifications -- Expressing Program Designs -- Material Truth -- Truth for Statements with at Most One Connective -- Truth for Statements with Multiple Connectives -- Tracing Program Execution -- Logical Truth -- Truth Functional Forms -- Truth Functional Properties of Program Designs -- Quantified Forms -- Logical Equivalence -- Logical Implication and Validity -- Rules of Inference -- Proof -- Algorithmic Unsolvability Proofs -- Program Correctness Proofs -- Above and Beyond this Book
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2008.
Extent
1 online resource (310 p.)
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online
Isbn
9781848000827
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computer
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  • c
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10.1007/978-1-84800-082-7
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remote
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  • (EXLCZ)991000000000490533
Label
Elementary Logic : For Software Development, by Robert Lover, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Language and Logical Form -- Atomic Statements -- Compound Statements -- Quantified Statements -- Expressing Arguments -- Defining Data Structures -- Expressing Problem Specifications -- Expressing Program Designs -- Material Truth -- Truth for Statements with at Most One Connective -- Truth for Statements with Multiple Connectives -- Tracing Program Execution -- Logical Truth -- Truth Functional Forms -- Truth Functional Properties of Program Designs -- Quantified Forms -- Logical Equivalence -- Logical Implication and Validity -- Rules of Inference -- Proof -- Algorithmic Unsolvability Proofs -- Program Correctness Proofs -- Above and Beyond this Book
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2008.
Extent
1 online resource (310 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848000827
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-84800-082-7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000490533
  • (EBL)3063638
  • (SSID)ssj0000317373
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11240602
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000317373
  • (PQKBWorkID)10294389
  • (PQKB)11117661
  • (DE-He213)978-1-84800-082-7
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3063638
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000490533

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