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Free Choice Petri Nets

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Part of Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science

  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521019453

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  • Petri nets are a popular and powerful formal model for the analysis and modelling of concurrent systems, and a rich theory has developed around them. Petri nets are taught to undergraduates, and also used by industrial practitioners. This book focuses on a particular class of petri nets, free choice petri nets, which play a central role in the theory. The text is very clearly organised, with every notion carefully explained and every result proved. Clear exposition is given for place invariants, siphons, traps and many other important analysis techniques. The material is organised along the lines of a course book, and each chapter contains numerous exercises, making this book ideal for graduate students and research workers alike.

    • The book is self-contained; every notion is carefully explained and every result is given a full proof
    • Contains the classical results of free-choice theory as well as recent results
    • Offers a comprehensive review of a collection of results spread across various research papers
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521019453
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 170 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.414kg
    • contains: 64 b/w illus. 10 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Analysis techniques for petri nets
    3. S-systems and T-systems
    4. Liveness in free choice
    5. The coverability theorems
    6. The rank theorem
    7. Reduction and synthesis
    8. Home markings
    9. Reachability and shortest sequences
    10. Generalizations
    List of symbols
    List of main results.

  • Authors

    Jorg Desel, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    Javier Esparza, University of Edinburgh

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