Formal Foundations of Programming
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Computer Engineering, Computer Programming
Taught In English
COMP 103, ENGR 123 or MATH 161
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course introduces a selection of topics, focusing on the use of formal notations and formal models in the specification, design and analysis and engineering of programs, languages and machines. Topics covered will include finite state machines, formal languages and grammars, operational semantics, and specifying and analysing systems using software tools for formal specification.
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