Human-Computer Interaction 3e Dix, Finlay, Abowd, Beale

exercises  -  17. models of the system

EXERCISE 17.3

In Section 17.2.5, we said that the specification Algebraic-draw could be extended to say that a move, resize or unselect after a delete has no effect. The axiom for unselect looks like this:

(9) unselect(delete(g)) = delete(g)

Write two more axioms (10) and (11) which say the same about move and resize. Now use axioms (4) and (5) to show that (9) implies both your new axioms.

answer

The three additional axioms are:

(9) unselect(delete(st)) = delete(st)

(10) move(p,delete(st)) = delete(st)

(11) resize(p,delete(st)) = delete(st)

Axioms 4 and 5 are:

(4) move(p,unselect(st)) = unselect(g)

(5) resize(p,unselect(st)) = unselect(g)

To show that Axiom 10 is derivable from Axioms 4 and 9 we can argue as follows:

move(p,delete(st))
= move(p,unselect(delete(st)) by Axiom 9
= unselect(delete(st)) by Axiom 4
= delete(st) by Axiom 9

A similar argument shows that Axiom 11 is derivable from Axioms 5 and 9.


Other exercises in this chapter

ex.17.1 (ans), ex.17.2 (ans), ex.17.3 (ans), ex.17.4 (ans), ex.17.5 (tut), ex.17.6 (tut), ex.17.7 (tut), ex.17.8 (tut), ex.17.9 (tut)

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