By Egon Börger, Robert Stärk

This e-book combines the good points of a textbook and a instruction manual Researchers will locate the following the main accomplished description of ASMs to be had at the present time and execs will use it as a "modeling instruction manual of the operating software program engineer. As a textbook it helps self-study or it could actually shape the root of a lecture path.

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We define the ASM function classification, which incorporates a powerful semantical abstraction, modularization and information-hiding mechanism, and can be used besides the usual purely syntactical module notation. We illustrate the two definitions by simple examples in Sect. 5. We then define the particularly important subclass of control state ASMs which represent a normal form of UML activity diagrams and naturally extend finite state machines by synchronous parallelism and by the possibility to also manipulate data.

5. Note that in a given control state i , these machines do nothing when no condition condj is satisfied. The finitely many control states ctl state ∈ {1, . . , m} resemble the socalled “internal” states of Finite State Machines and can be used to describe different system modes. 2 Working Definition 45 Fig. 5 Control state ASMs cond 1 rule 1 j1 cond n rule n jn i if ctl state = i then if cond1 then rule1 ctl state := j1 ··· if condn then rulen ctl state := jn Fig. 6 Control state ASMs: alternative definition i cond 1 j1 cond n jn rule if ctl state = i then rule if cond1 then ctl state := j1 ··· if condn then ctl state := jn is described in Fig.

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