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Resonance

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 15–29 | Cite as

Algorithms

10. Correctness of programs
  • R. K. Shyamasundar
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Abstract

In the previous article, we studied notions such as algorithmic universality, computability, and incomputability. In this article, we study the notion of correctness of programs, illustrate a method of establishing the correctness of programs and discuss issues in the development of correct software.

Keywords

Formal Method Partial Correctness Intended Behaviour Input Domain Great Common Divisor 
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Suggested Reading

Correctness

  1. N Wirth.Systematic Programming: An Introduction. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs. New Jersey, 1972.Google Scholar
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General and Undecidability

  1. D Harel.Algorithmics: The Spirit of Computing. Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.. Inc., 1987.Google Scholar
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Copyright information

© Indian Academy of Sciences 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science GroupTata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMumbaiIndia

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