# Difference between revisions of "Formal Methods and Theorem Provers"

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Level 2: Theorem provers may be used to undertake fully formal machine-checked proofs. This can be very expensive and is only practically worthwhile if the cost of mistakes is extremely high (e.g., in critical parts of microprocessor design). | Level 2: Theorem provers may be used to undertake fully formal machine-checked proofs. This can be very expensive and is only practically worthwhile if the cost of mistakes is extremely high (e.g., in critical parts of microprocessor design). | ||

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+ | IEC61508, ISO26262 have been started to recommend Formal Method. | ||

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+ | DO-178B discusses formal methods in a "soft" tone, but DO-178C is discussing it more directly. |