Accession Number : ADA320890

Title :   Object-Oriented Formulations for Particle-in-cell (PIC) Plasma Simulations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 93-31 Dec 96,

Corporate Author : GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : Rine, David ; Dandashi, Fatma

PDF Url : ADA320890

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The problem that I solved is the lack of a method and validated measurements that allow software engineers to measure the quality of OO code. Software quality is composed of two collections of attributes, directly and indirectly measurable. In this study, directly measurable attributes were computed by inspecting the static code. The problem with the measurements proposed to date in the literature has been the lack of validation for their use with OO code. In addition, the literature does not contain definitions of a validated method for measuring the indirectly measurable quality attributes (or attributes that cannot be measured by an inspection or study of the static code), such as reusability. During the Fall Semester 1996, I made some progress in validating the empirical study instrument. I am planning, under the continued direction of Dr Rine, to present and defend my research results by the Summer of 1997.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, VALIDATION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, FIELDS(COMPUTER PROGRAMS).

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE