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Rippling: Meta-Level Guidance for Mathematical Reasoning

Rippling: Meta-Level Guidance for Mathematical Reasoning

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  • Date Published: August 2005
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521834490

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  • The automation of mathematical reasoning has been an important topic of research almost since computers were invented. The new technique of rippling, described here for the first time in book form, is designed to be an approach to mathematical reasoning that takes into account ideas of heuristics and searching. Rippling addresses the problem of combinatorial explosion which has proved a huge obstacle in the past, and the book offers a systematic and comprehensive introduction to this and to the wider subject of automated inductive theorem proving.

    • Describes a brand new approach to automated reasoning
    • Can be used with profit by students or software engineers working in software correctness and automated theorem proving
    • First book on the subject
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    • Date Published: August 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521834490
    • length: 216 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 158 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.475kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 10 colour illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. An introduction to rippling
    2. Varieties of rippling
    3. Productive use of failure
    4. A formal account of rippling
    5. The scope and limitations of rippling
    6. From rippling to a general methodology
    7. Conclusions
    Appendix 1. An annotated calculus and a unification algorithm
    Appendix 2. Definitions of functions used in this book
    Bibliography
    Index.

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    Rippling: Meta-Level Guidance for Mathematical Reasoning

    Alan Bundy, David Basin, Dieter Hutter, Andrew Ireland

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    Alan Bundy, University of Edinburgh

    David Basin, ETH Zentrum, Switzerland

    Dieter Hutter, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence

    Andrew Ireland, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

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