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Differential Dynamic Logic for Verifying Parametric Hybrid Systems

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posted on 01.07.2002, 00:00 by Andre Platzer
We introduce a first-order dynamic logic for reasoning about systems with discrete and continuous state transitions, and we present a sequent calculus for this logic. As a uniform model, our logic supports hybrid programs with discrete and differential actions. For handling real arithmetic during proofs, we lift quantifier elimination to dynamic logic. To obtain a modular combination, we use side deductions for verifying interacting dynamics. With this, our logic supports deductive verification of hybrid systems with symbolic parameters and first-order definable flows. Using our calculus, we prove a parametric inductive safety constraint for speed supervision in a train control system.