Richard Bird is famed for the clarity and rigour of his writing. His new textbook, which introduces functional programming to students, emphasises fundamental techniques for reasoning mathematically about functional programs. By studying the underlying equational laws, the book enables students to apply calculational reasoning to their programs, both to understand their properties and to make them more efficient. The book has been designed to fit a first- or second-year undergraduate course and is a thorough overhaul and replacement of his earlier textbooks. It features case studies in Sudoku and pretty-printing, and over 100 carefully selected exercises with solutions. This engaging text will be welcomed by students and teachers alike.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Is Functional Programming?
Chapter 2 Expressions, Types And Values
Chapter 3 Numbers
Chapter 4 Lists
Chapter 5 A Simple Sudoku Solver
Chapter 6 Proofs
Chapter 7 Efficiency
Chapter 8 Pretty-Printing
Chapter 9 Infinite Lists
Chapter 10 Imperative Functional Programming
Chapter 11 Parsing
Chapter 12 A Simple Equational Calculator