Formal Methods and their Role in the Certification of Critical Systems [chapter]

John Rushby
<span title="">1997</span> <i title="Springer London"> Safety and Reliability of Software Based Systems </i> &nbsp;
This report was prepared to supplement a forthcoming chapter on formal methods in the FAA Digital Systems Validation Handbook 1 . Its purpose is to outline the technical basis for formal methods in computer science, to explain the use of formal methods in the specification and verification of software and hardware requirements, designs, and implementations, to identify the benefits, weaknesses, and difficulties in applying these methods to digital systems used in critical applications, and to
more &raquo; ... ggest factors for consideration when formal methods are offered in support of certification.
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