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this is often an introductory-level set of rules ebook. It contains worked-out examples and distinct proofs. provides Algorithms through variety quite than software. comprises established fabric through thoughts hired, no longer via the appliance region, so readers can development from the underlying summary thoughts to the concrete software necessities. It starts off with a compact, yet whole creation to a few worthwhile math. And it ways the research and layout of algorithms by way of variety instead of via software.

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Recent advances [BCRZ99,BCCZ99] have encoded the bounded model checking problem as a propositional satisfiability problem that can then be solved by a SAT-solver. Initial results appear to be promising and show that the new generation of SAT-solvers (cf. [MSS99,MMZ+ 01,GN02]) can handle large designs quite efficiently. SAT-based BMC can not provide any guarantees on the correctness of a property but it can be useful in finding counterexamples. It is possible to prove that a property holds with SAT-based BMC by computing the completeness threshold [KS02] and showing the absence of any errors at this bound.

On the other hand, a very large example provided by IBM produced a proof-based abstraction with over 1000 state bits. We conjecture that this was possible because a large number of these registers do not leave their initial states within the first k steps, and that the SAT solver did not in fact reach the state space depth. This has not been confirmed, however. On the whole, while the case studies presented here are certainly too small to draw general conclusions about the performance of bounded model checking, they are consistent with the hypothesis that successful bounded model checking (defined as checking up to the state space depth) depends on having small number of relevant state variables.

We thank Marco Pistore for his invaluable help in the definition of the framework and in the integration with NuSMV, and Dan Sheridan for reading early versions of the paper. References 1. P. A. Abdullah, P. Bjesse, and N. Een. Symbolic Reachability Analysis based on SAT-Solvers. nl Conf. on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS’00), 2000. 2. F. Bacchus and F. Kabanza. Control Strategies in Planning. In Proc. of the AAAI Spring Symposium Series on Extending Theories of Action: Formal Theory and Practical Applications, pages 5–10, Stanford University, CA, USA, March 1995.

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