Fundamentals of Algebraic Specification 2

Module Specifications and Constraints

  • Hartmut Ehrig
  • Bernd Mahr

Part of the EATCS Monographs on Theoretical Computer Science book series (EATCS, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Hartmut Ehrig, Bernd Mahr
    Pages 1-8
  3. Hartmut Ehrig, Bernd Mahr
    Pages 9-50
  4. Hartmut Ehrig, Bernd Mahr
    Pages 51-90
  5. Hartmut Ehrig, Bernd Mahr
    Pages 91-141
  6. Hartmut Ehrig, Bernd Mahr
    Pages 143-175
  7. Hartmut Ehrig, Bernd Mahr
    Pages 177-221
  8. Hartmut Ehrig, Bernd Mahr
    Pages 223-262
  9. Hartmut Ehrig, Bernd Mahr
    Pages 263-301
  10. Hartmut Ehrig, Bernd Mahr
    Pages 303-349
  11. Hartmut Ehrig, Bernd Mahr
    Pages 351-383
  12. Hartmut Ehrig, Bernd Mahr
    Pages 385-401
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 403-427

About this book


Since the early seventies concepts of specification have become central in the whole area of computer science. Especially algebraic specification techniques for abstract data types and software systems have gained considerable importance in recent years. They have not only played a central role in the theory of data type specification, but meanwhile have had a remarkable influence on programming language design, system architectures, arid software tools and environments. The fundamentals of algebraic specification lay a basis for teaching, research, and development in all those fields of computer science where algebraic techniques are the subject or are used with advantage on a conceptual level. Such a basis, however, we do not regard to be a synopsis of all the different approaches and achievements but rather a consistently developed theory. Such a theory should mainly emphasize elaboration of basic concepts from one point of view and, in a rigorous way, reach the state of the art in the field. We understand fundamentals in this context as: 1. Fundamentals in the sense of a carefully motivated introduction to algebraic specification, which is understandable for computer scientists and mathematicians. 2. Fundamentals in the sense of mathematical theories which are the basis for precise definitions, constructions, results, and correctness proofs. 3. Fundamentals in the sense of concepts from computer science, which are introduced on a conceptual level and formalized in mathematical terms.


Algebra Algebraische Spezifikation Category theory Formale Spezifikation Modul-Spezifikationsrestriktionen Software Entwicklung Systementwurf

Authors and affiliations

  • Hartmut Ehrig
    • 1
  • Bernd Mahr
    • 1
  1. 1.Technische Universität Berlin, FB 20 (Informatik)Berlin 10Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64776-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61284-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2654
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