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Basic Compositions of Actions and Their Proof Rules

  • Suad Alagić
  • Michael A. Arbib
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Computer Science book series (MCS)

Abstract

In Chapter 1, we established the following method of top-down design of an algorithm to solve a given problem:

“Decompose the overall problem into precisely specified subproblems, and prove that if each subproblem is solved correctly and these solutions are fitted together in a specified way then the original problem will be solved correctly. Repeat the process of “decompose and prove correctness of the decomposition” for the subproblems; and keep repeating this process until reaching subproblems so simple that their solution can be expressed in a few lines of a programming language.”

Keywords

Basic Composition Integer Variable Exit Point Conditional Statement Logical Formula 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag, New York Inc. 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Suad Alagić
    • 1
  • Michael A. Arbib
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Informatics, Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of SarajevoSarajevoYugoslavia
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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