Proving Assertions about Parallel Programs

@article{Ashcroft1975ProvingAA,
  title={Proving Assertions about Parallel Programs},
  author={Edward A. Ashcroft},
  journal={J. Comput. Syst. Sci.},
  year={1975},
  volume={10},
  pages={110-135}
}
  • E. Ashcroft
  • Published 1 February 1975
  • Computer Science
  • J. Comput. Syst. Sci.

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