1 edition of **Predicate Calculus and Program Semantics** found in the catalog.

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Published
**1990**
by Springer New York in New York, NY
.

Written in English

- Logic design,
- Computer science

**Edition Notes**

Statement | by Edsger W. Dijkstra, Carel S. Scholten |

Series | Texts and Monographs in Computer Science, Texts and monographs in computer science |

Contributions | Scholten, Carel S. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA76.9.L63, QA76.5913, QA76.63 |

The Physical Object | |

Format | [electronic resource] / |

Pagination | 1 online resource (xi, 220p.) |

Number of Pages | 220 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL27082380M |

ISBN 10 | 1461279240, 1461232287 |

ISBN 10 | 9781461279242, 9781461232285 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 853269493 |

The semantics of predicate logic Readings: Section , , In this module, we will precisely deﬁne the semantic interpretation of formulas in our predicate logic. In propositional logic, every formula had a ﬁxed, ﬁnite number of models (interpretations); this is not the case in predicate logic. As a consequence, we must take more care. Using a set-theoretic model of predicate transformers and ordered data types, we give a semantics for an Oberon-like higher order imperative language with record subtyping and procedure-type.

Predicate calculus, that part of modern formal or symbolic logic which systematically exhibits the logical relations between sentences that hold purely in virtue of the manner in which predicates or noun expressions are distributed through ranges of subjects by means of quantifiers such as “all” a. Predicate Transformer Semantics (Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science series) by Ernest. G. Manes. The book's distinction is that the approach relies on only a single program construct (the first-order theory of categories), the others being derived mathematically from four axioms.

About the Book. forall x is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with identity, logical systems that significantly influenced twentieth-century analytic philosophy. After working through the material in this book, a student should be able to understand most quantified expressions that arise in their philosophical reading/5(8). Predicate: traditional vs. modern view / semantics vs. syntax. Ask Question Asked 4 years, 7 months ago. The former is related to syntax/grammar while the latter is related to semantics (argument structure). However, inspired by predicate calculus, modern theories of syntax and grammar see predicates as relations between or functions over.

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The second remark is that the predicate transformer semantics provided only one of the reasons for going through the pains of publication. Edsger W. Dijkstra and Care1 S. Scholten, Predicate Cuicdus and Program Semantics, Texts and Monographs in Compeer Science (Springer, Heidelberg, ), Price DM (hardback), ISBN The objective of this book is to present a formal theory of predicate transformers starting completely from scratch.

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Predicate transformer semantics were introduced by Edsger Dijkstra in his seminal paper "Guarded commands, nondeterminacy and formal derivation of programs".They define the semantics of an imperative programming paradigm by assigning to each statement in this language a corresponding predicate transformer: a total function between two predicates on the state space of the statement.

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Predicate calculus and program semantics. Abstract. No abstract available. Cited By. The book concludes with a discussion of operational considerations and of strongest postcondition, the converse of wl p. I enjoyed the coverage of the predicate calculus.

The style of the proofs is clear, and I recommend it for other books and papers. This text gives a foundation of predicate transformer semantics by making extensive use of the predicate calculus. The semantics of the repetitive construct is defined in terms of weakest and Read more.

Some properties of predicate transformers. Predicate Calculus and Program Semantics Edsger W. Dijkstra, Carel S. Scholten No preview available - References to this book. All Book Search results » Bibliographic information.

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Dijkstra and Carel S. Scholten. Hardcover. Book Series. Dover Books on Mathematics. Aurora.4/5. The Guarded Command Language (GCL) is a language defined by Edsger Dijkstra for predicate transformer semantics.

It combines programming concepts in a compact way, before the program is written in some practical programming language. Its simplicity makes proving the correctness of programs easier, using Hoare logic.

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Dijkstra, Carel S. Scholten. Paperback This booklet presents a reasonably self-contained theory of predicate trans former semantics. Predicate transformers were introduced by one of us (EWD) as a means for defining programming language semantics in a way that would directly Author: Edsger W.

Dijkstra. Chapter 4 The World According to Predicate Logic Overview At this stage of our course, you already know propositional logic, the system for reasoning with sentence combination, which forms the basic top-level structure of ar.

Handout 5 – The Semantics of Predicate Logic LX – Semantics I October 17, 1. The Interpretation Function This handout is a continuation of the previous handout and deals exclusively with the semantics of Predicate Logic. When you feel comfortable with the syntax of Predicate Logic, I urge you to read these notes carefully.

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H. VAN EMDEN AND R. A. KOWALSKI Umverslty of Edinburgh, Edmburgh. Scotland ABSTRACT Sentences in first-order predicate logic can be usefully interpreted as programs In this paper the.A Semantics for the Predicate Calculus (1) The Propositional Calculus again In the propositional calculus, we abstract away from the internal structure of sentences and deal with Ps and Qs.

The semantics we offer in terms of truth tables gives us the conditions under which a complex formula would be true in terms of the truth values of the component Ps and Qs, but we are not offered an account.For proving the correctness of a program (i.e.

the fact that the program satisfies its specifications), one often uses a special form of predicate calculus in this style of programming.