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Bachelor Course 252-0058-00, Spring Semester 2012
Classes: Tuesday 10-12 HG F 3 and Thursday 10-12 HG F 1
Homework is optional, but highly recommended. There will be a session examination.
Exercise Classes (updated for second half of the course):
Please attend the same session as in the first half of the course (the rooms and times are unchanged). If you want to switch session/group (for language reasons), please email Malte Schwerhoff.
Solutions can be submitted in two ways: you can either send them by email to the assistant assigned to you or submit them on paper in the appropriate box on the window sill in front of CAB F 51.1 Solutions must be received by 10:15 on the Monday after the exercise is published, in order to receive feedback.
In this course, participants will learn about new ways of specifying, reasoning about, and developing programs and computer systems. Our objective is to help students raise their level of abstraction in modeling and implementing systems.
The first part of the course will focus on designing and reasoning about functional programs. Functional programs are mathematical expressions that are evaluated and reasoned about much like ordinary mathematical functions. As a result, these expressions are simple to analyze and compose to implement large-scale programs. We will cover the mathematical foundations of functional programming, the lambda calculus, as well as higher-order programming, typing, and proofs of correctness.
The second part of the course will focus on deductive and algorithmic validation of programs modeled as transition systems. As an example of deductive verification, students will learn how to formalize the semantics of imperative programming languages and how to use a formal semantics to prove properties of languages and programs. As an example of algorithmic validation, the course will introduce model checking and apply it to programs and program designs.
Literature for the first part:
Literature for the second part:
Additional literature for interested students:
Course Material: Here
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