Rippling: Meta-Level Guidance for Mathematical Reasoningby Alan Bundy, David Basin, Dieter Hutter, Andrew Ireland
Pub. Date: 05/31/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science Series, #56
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)
Table of ContentsPreface; 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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