This paper deals with various aspects of modelling systems using advanced, "good practice" methods from the software engineering field. It will introduce at least one of the main software modelling languages, Z, including its semantics, logic and associated tools. It will also introduce the concept of refinement and its use in validating models against requirements and verifying implementations against the models.
COMP235 Logic and Computation
COMP340 Reasoning about Programs, and
a further 40 points at 300 level in Computer Science
COMP454 Specification Languages and Models
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"Using Z" by Woodcock and Davies, which is on-line for free! See the moodle site for the paper for details. I'll be using this book throughout the paper, and you should read the first few chapters before the paper starts. A lot of it is just revision (with a syntax change).
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