DD3006 Temporal Logic 4.0 credits
Educational levelThird cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
The course is intended to give students a compact, but thorough, introduction to the topic of temporal logic and its theoretical foundations. The main audience is graduate and postgraduate students in computer science, and engineering students with a good background in logic and discrete structures. Upon completion of the course, the student will develop a working understanding of the main mathematical tools and techniques in the area of temporal logic and be able to use these techniques in other contexts related to temporal logic, and in the critical examination of published work in the area.
Course main content
Temporal logic concerns the problem of expressing and proving interesting properties of time-dependent systems. Many variants of temporal logic have been studied over the past 20 years or so, involving discrete or continuous time, interval or point-based reasoning, and explicit or implicit time or probabilities. In this short course we focus on propositional linear time temporal logics. LTL is used widely in computer science and software engineering for program specification and verification, and in the course we cover its main theoretical underpinnings in terms of axiomatizability, expressiveness, and decidability.
Requirements for final grade
Active participation at lectures. Attendance is compulsory. Please notify the course instructor if you are not able to attend a lecture.
Submission of solutions to the home assignments.
Mads Dam, e-post: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 790 6229
Course plan valid from: Autumn 09.