**A Practical Theory of Programming**

by Eric C.R. Hehner

**Publisher**: Springer 2006**ISBN/ASIN**: 0387941061**ISBN-13**: 9780387941066**Number of pages**: 243

**Description**:

Understanding programming and programming languages requires knowledge of the underlying theoretical model. This book explores aspects of programming that are amenable to mathematical proof. The author describes a programming theory which is much simpler and more comprehensive than the current theories to date. In the theoretical model, a specification is just a boolean expression and refinement is just an ordinary implication. The author develops a practical and broad method for writing precise specifications and designing programs whose executions probably satisfy the specifications.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(multiple PDF files)

## Similar books

**Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation**

by

**Shriram Krishnamurthi**-

**Lulu.com**

The textbook for a programming languages course, taken primarily by advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. This book assumes that students have modest mathematical maturity, and are familiar with the existence of the Halting Problem.

(

**7173**views)

**Anatomy of Programming Languages**

by

**William R. Cook**-

**UT Austin**

This document is a series of notes about programming languages, originally written for students of the undergraduate programming languages course at UT. It assumes knowledge of programming, and in particular assume basic knowledge of Haskell.

(

**2769**views)

**Comparative Studies of Programming Languages**

by

**Joey Paquet, Serguei A. Mokhov**-

**arXiv**

Lecture notes for the Comparative Studies of Programming Languages course. These notes include a compiled book of primarily related articles from the Wikipedia, as well as Comparative Programming Languages book and other resources.

(

**4596**views)

**Proofs and Types**

by

**J. Girard, Y. Lafont, P. Taylor**-

**Cambridge University Press**

This little book comes from a short graduate course on typed lambda-calculus given at the Universite Paris. It is not intended to be encyclopedic and the selection of topics was really quite haphazard. Some very basic knowledge of logic is needed.

(

**9149**views)