The Resource On the shape of mathematical arguments, A.J.M. van Gasteren ; foreword by Edsger W. Dijkstra

On the shape of mathematical arguments, A.J.M. van Gasteren ; foreword by Edsger W. Dijkstra

Label
On the shape of mathematical arguments
Title
On the shape of mathematical arguments
Statement of responsibility
A.J.M. van Gasteren ; foreword by Edsger W. Dijkstra
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book deals with the presentation and systematic design of mathematical proofs, including correctness proofs of algorithms. Its purpose is to show how completeness of argument, an important constraint especially for the correctness of algorithms, can be combined with brevity. The author stresses that the use of formalism is indispensible for achieving this. A second purpose of the book is to discuss matters of design. Rather than addressing psychological questions, the author deals with more technical questions like how analysis of the shape of the demonstrandum can guide the design of a proof. This technical rather than psychological view of heuristics together with the stress on exploiting formalism effectively are two key features of the book. The book consists of two independently readable parts. One part includes a number of general chapters discussing techniques for clear exposition, the use of formalism, the choice of notations, the choice of what to name and how to name it, and so on. The other part consists of a series of expositional essays, each dealing with a proof or an algorithm and illustrating the use of techniques discussed in the more general chapters."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gasteren, A. J. M.
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA9.54
LC item number
.G37 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Proof theory
  • vérification logiciel
  • théorie démonstration
  • algorithme Euclide
  • Preuve, Théorie de la
  • Proof theory
  • Mathématiques
Label
On the shape of mathematical arguments, A.J.M. van Gasteren ; foreword by Edsger W. Dijkstra
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
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unknown
Extent
viii, 180 pages
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unknown
Isbn
9780387528496
Isbn Type
(New York : acid-free paper)
Lccn
90010551
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)21948699
  • (OCoLC)ocm21948699
Label
On the shape of mathematical arguments, A.J.M. van Gasteren ; foreword by Edsger W. Dijkstra
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 180 pages
File format
unknown
Isbn
9780387528496
Isbn Type
(New York : acid-free paper)
Lccn
90010551
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)21948699
  • (OCoLC)ocm21948699

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