Nominal Sets: Names and Symmetry in Computer Science

Nominal Sets: Names and Symmetry in Computer Science

by Andrew M. Pitts

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Nominal Sets: Names and Symmetry in Computer Science by Andrew M. Pitts

Nominal sets provide a promising new mathematical analysis of names in formal languages based upon symmetry, with many applications to the syntax and semantics of programming language constructs that involve binding, or localising names. Part I provides an introduction to the basic theory of nominal sets. In Part II, the author surveys some of the applications that have developed in programming language semantics (both operational and denotational), functional programming and logic programming. As the first book to give a detailed account of the theory of nominal sets, it will be welcomed by researchers and graduate students in theoretical computer science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107017788
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/31/2013
Series: Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science , #57
Pages: 295
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Andrew Pitts FACM FBCS is Professor of Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Darwin College.

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