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Modeling in Event-B
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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521895569
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  • A practical text suitable for an introductory or advanced course in formal methods, this book presents a mathematical approach to modelling and designing systems using an extension of the B formal method: Event-B. Based on the idea of refinement, the author's systematic approach allows the user to construct models gradually and to facilitate a systematic reasoning method by means of proofs. Readers will learn how to build models of programs and, more generally, discrete systems, but this is all done with practice in mind. The numerous examples provided arise from various sources of computer system developments, including sequential programs, concurrent programs and electronic circuits. The book also contains a large number of exercises and projects ranging in difficulty. Each of the examples included in the book has been proved using the Rodin Platform tool set, which is available free for download at

    • Written by the creator of the leading model-based formal method, B
    • Gives real examples from many different areas of computing and a whole chapter of exercises and projects, ranging in difficulty
    • The accompanying tool set, the Rodin Platform, is available free for download
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521895569
    • length: 612 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 195 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.32kg
    • contains: 170 b/w illus. 30 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Prologue: faultless systems – yes we can!
    1. Introduction
    2. Controlling cars on a bridge
    3. A mechanical press controller
    4. A simple file transfer protocol
    5. The Event-B modeling notation and proof obligations rules
    6. Bounded re-transmission protocol
    7. Development of a concurrent program
    8. Development of electronic circuits
    9. Mathematical language
    10. Leader election on a ring-shaped network
    11. Synchronizing a tree-shaped network
    12. Routing algorithm for a mobile agent
    13. Leader election on a connected graph network
    14. Mathematical models for proof obligations
    15. Development of sequential programs
    16. A location access controller
    17. Train system
    18. Problems

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    Jean-Raymond Abrial

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    Jean-Raymond Abrial, Swiss Federal University (ETH), Zürich
    Jean-Raymond Abrial is a researcher in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zürich.

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