The Little Prover
The Little Prover introduces inductive proofs as a way to determine facts about computer programs. It is written in an approachable, engaging style of question-and-answer, with the characteristic humor of The Little Schemer (fourth edition, MIT Press). Sometimes the best way to learn something is to sit down and do it; the book takes readers through step-by-step examples showing how to write inductive proofs. The Little Prover assumes only knowledge of recursive programs and lists (as presented in the first three chapters of The Little Schemer) and uses only a few terms beyond what novice programmers already know. The book comes with a simple proof assistant to help readers work through the book and complete solutions to every example.
The MIT Press, 9780262527958, 248pp.
Publication Date: July 10, 2015
About the Author
Carl Eastlund is a software engineer at Jane Street Capital in New York City.
Matthias Felleisen is Trustee Professor in the College of Computer Science at Northeastern University.