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Object Oriented Computer Systems Engineering

  • Derrick Morris
  • David Evans
  • Peter Green
  • Colin Theaker

Part of the Applied Computing book series (APPLCOMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Derrick Morris, David Evans, Peter Green, Colin Theaker
    Pages 1-19
  3. Derrick Morris, David Evans, Peter Green, Colin Theaker
    Pages 21-39
  4. Derrick Morris, David Evans, Peter Green, Colin Theaker
    Pages 41-62
  5. Derrick Morris, David Evans, Peter Green, Colin Theaker
    Pages 63-90
  6. Derrick Morris, David Evans, Peter Green, Colin Theaker
    Pages 91-118
  7. Derrick Morris, David Evans, Peter Green, Colin Theaker
    Pages 119-151
  8. Derrick Morris, David Evans, Peter Green, Colin Theaker
    Pages 153-170
  9. Derrick Morris, David Evans, Peter Green, Colin Theaker
    Pages 171-196
  10. Derrick Morris, David Evans, Peter Green, Colin Theaker
    Pages 197-222
  11. Derrick Morris, David Evans, Peter Green, Colin Theaker
    Pages 223-224
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 225-337

About this book

Introduction

This book addresses issues concerning the engineering of system prod­ ucts that make use of computing technology. These systems may be prod­ ucts in their own right, for example a computer, or they may be the computerised control systems inside larger products, such as factory automation systems, transportation systems and vehicles, and personal appliances such as portable telephones. In using the term engineering the authors have in mind a development process that operates in an integrated sequence of steps, employing defined techniques that have some scientific basis. Furthermore we expect the operation of the stages to be subject to controls and standards that result in a product fit for its intended purpose, both in the hands of its users and as a business venture. Thus the process must take account of a wide range of requirements relating to function, cost, size, reliabili­ ty and so on. It is more difficult to define the meaning of computing technology. These days this involves much more than computers and software. For example, many tasks that might be performed by software running in a general purpose computer can also be performed directly by the basic technology used to construct a computer, namely digital hardware. However, hardware need not always be digital; we live in an analogue world, hence analogue signals appear on the boundaries of our systems and it can sometimes be advantageous to allow them to penetrate further.

Keywords

Simula Software Software Engineering computer control control system design development embedded systems model object object orientation simulation system system development

Authors and affiliations

  • Derrick Morris
    • 1
  • David Evans
    • 1
  • Peter Green
    • 1
  • Colin Theaker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ComputationUMISTManchesterUK
  2. 2.School of ComputingStaffordshire UniversityStaffordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-1015-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76020-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-1015-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1542
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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