Description 
1 online resource (xii, 247 pages) : illustrations 
Contents 
1. Towards bisimulation  2. Coinduction and the duality with induction  3. Algebraic properties of bisimilarity  4. Processes with internal activities  5. Other approaches to behavioural equivalences  6. Refinements of simulation  7. Basic observables 
Summary 
"Induction is a pervasive tool in computer science and mathematics for defining objects and reasoning on them. Coinduction is the dual of induction and as such it brings in quite different tools. Today, it is widely used in computer science, but also in other fields, including artificial intelligence, cognitive science, mathematics, modal logics, philosophy and physics. The best known instance of coinduction is bisimulation, mainly employed to define and prove equalities among potentially infinite objects: processes, streams, nonwellfounded sets, etc. This book presents bisimulation and coinduction: the fundamental concepts and techniques and the duality with induction. Each chapter contains exercises and selected solutions, enabling students to connect theory with practice. A special emphasis is placed on bisimulation as a behavioural equivalence for processes. Thus the book serves as an introduction to models for expressing processes (such as process calculi) and to the associated techniques of operational and algebraic analysis"Provided by publisher 

"Induction is a pervasive tool in computer science and mathematics for defining objects and reasoning on them. Coinduction is the dual of induction, and as such it brings in quite different tools. Today, it is widely used in computer science, but also in other fields, including artificial intelligence, cognitive science, mathematics, modal logics, philosophy and physics. The best known instance of coinduction is bisimulation, mainly employed to define and prove equalities among potentially infinite objects: processes, streams, nonwell founded sets, etc"Provided by publisher 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
English 

Print version record 
Subject 
Bisimulation.


Coinduction (Mathematics)


Computer science.


Induction (Mathematics)


Modality (Logic)

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
0511777116 (electronic bk.) 

113915933X (electronic) 

1139161385 (electronic bk.) 

1283342448 

6613342440 

9780511777110 (electronic bk.) 

9781139159333 (electronic) 

9781139161381 (electronic bk.) 

9781283342445 

9786613342447 
