Formal methods in systems engineering

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  • Computer software -- Development.,
  • Systems engineering.,
  • Formal methods (Computer science)

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Statementedited by Peter Ryan and Chris Sennett.
ContributionsRyan, Peter, PhD., Sennett, C. T.
LC ClassificationsQA76.76.D47 F675 1993
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Paginationxi, 191 p. ;
Number of Pages191
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Open LibraryOL1520917M
ISBN 100387197516
LC Control Number93208072

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