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Problems arising in proving the correctness of a computer program

Catherine Steele

Problems arising in proving the correctness of a computer program

by Catherine Steele

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Published by [s.n.] in Toronto .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.A.)--University of Toronto, 1974.

StatementCatherine Steele.
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Abstract. In I published my first paper on computer-checked proofs of program correctness. In it I proposed that soon buyers would not pay for programs until furnished with computer checked proofs that they met there specifications. Automated and interactive theorem proving are the two main directions in the field of deduction. Most chapters of this book belong to either the one or the other, whether focusing on theory, on methods or on systems. This reflects the fact that, for a long time, research in computer-aidedreasoning.

In the long term, formal techniques such as proofs of program correctness (program verification), automatic programming, and proofs of design consistency have been advocated as tools for improving computer system reliability.5 In a proof of program correctness, either a human or a computer proves mathematically that a program meets a formal. Example of Use of Mathematical Induction Program Correctness Mathematical Induction -- Second Principle Questions and Exercises The emphasis is on the applications of discrete structures in computer science rather than the mathematical theory itself. followed in solving problems, and in proving theorems throughout this course.

The book first illustrates the breadth of application of reconstruction processes in vision with results that the authors' theory and program yield for a variety of problems. The mathematics of weak continuity and the graduated nonconvexity (GNC) algorithm are then developed carefully and progressively. The Problem []. Most software programs are made because there is a problem that needs to be addressed or solved. Before a problem can be addressed, you need to clearly identify the problem or problems that need to be addressed.


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Proving a Computer Program's Correctness. This is interesting. Professor Gernot Heiser, the John Lions Chair in Computer Science in the School of Computer Science and Engineering and a senior principal researcher with NICTA, said for the first time a team had been able to prove with mathematical rigour that an operating-system kernel—the code at the heart of any computer or microprocessor.

Lecture 9: Proofs of Program Correctness Establishing Program Correctness. Today's dominant practice in the software industry (and when writing up assignments) is to prove program correctness empirically. The simplest form of this technique consists of feeding various inputs to the tested program and verifying the correctness of the output.

Correctness is defined only with respect to some specification, i.e. to some predicate in a logic that can also express the meaning of programs (or whatever part of it is relevant).

Of course, there are different ways of defining the semantics of a program. In theoretical computer science, correctness of an algorithm is asserted when it is said that the algorithm is correct with respect to a specification.

Functional correctness refers to the input-output behavior of the algorithm (i.e., for each input it produces the expected output). A distinction is made between partial correctness, which requires that if an answer is returned it will be.

axiomatic semantics for proving the correctness of small programs is introduced in the third section of this chapter. Formally proving the correctness of a small program, of course, does not address the major problem facing software designers today.

Modern software systems have millions of lines of code, representing thousands of semantic statesFile Size: KB. Proving a program correct assumes that it's being compiled by a correct compiler, or run by a correct interpreter, which almost never the case.

Things also change by what you mean by a "program". For example, in real world algorithms research, almost every time someone publishes a new algorithm, they will provide a proof of correctness.

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[5, 15, 22, 24,). Any proof technique must begin with a formal specification of program. Here we will briefly describe a technique for proving correctness called the axiomatic method. The Axiomatic Approach. In principle, all the properties of program can be determined statically from the text of the program, without actually executing the program.

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Hales submitted his proof to the Annals of Mathematics, the field’s most prestigious journal, only to have the referees report four years later that they had not been able to verify the correctness of his computerthe Annals published an abridged version of Hales’ proof, based on their confidence about the written part.

According to Peter Sarnak, a mathematician at the. Programs absolutely can be proven to be correct. Lousy programs are hard to prove. To do it even reasonably well, you have to evolve the program and proof hand-in-hand.

You can't automate the proof because of the halting problem. You can, however, manually prove the post-conditions and preconditions of any arbitrary statement, or sequence of statements. Computer Science Major and Minor.

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Proving total correctness and generating preconditions for loop programs via symbolic-numeric computation methods Article in Frontiers of Computer Science (print) 8(2) April with.

Lamport, L.: Proving Liveness Properties of Concurrent Programs. TOPLAS 4(3), Article (PDF Available) in ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems 4(3) July Formal proof of correctness is not only tedious, time-consuming, and outlandishly expensive, it's also not necessarily effective.

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