Logics in Computer Science, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9491216953
  • ISBN-13: 9789491216954
  • DDC: 005.101511
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 149 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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In this monograph we introduce and examine four new temporal logic formalisms that can be used as specification languages for the automated verification of the reliability of hardware and software designs with respect to a desired behavior. The work is organized in two parts. In the first part two logics for computations, the graded computation tree logic and the computation tree logic with minimal model quantifiers are discussed. These have proved to be useful in describing correct executions of monolithic closed systems. The second part focuses on logics for strategies, strategy logic and memoryful alternating-time temporal logic, which have been successfully applied to formalize several properties of interactive plays in multi-entities systems modeled as multi-agent games.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Logics for Computations.
2: Graded Computation Tree Logic.
3: Minimal Model Quantifiers.
4: Logics for Strategies.
5: Reasoning about Strategies.
6: Relentful Strategic Reasoning.
Appendix A: Mathematical Notation.