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Introduction to Computing: Explorations in Language, Logic, and Machines

Introduction to Computing: Explorations in Language, Logic, and Machines

ByDavid Evans

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This book is a survey introduction to the most important ideas in computing. It focuses on the big ideas in computer science including the major themes of recursive definitions (we can define things in terms of smaller versions of themselves), universality (programs are just another kind of data), and abstraction (hiding unnecessary details and giving things names). It covers how to describe information processes by defining procedures, how to analyze the costs required to carry out a procedure, and the fundamental limits of what can and cannot be computed mechanically.

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Publication Date
Jan 8, 2010
Language
English
Category
Computers & Technology
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): David Evans

Specifications

Pages
264
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
Crown Quarto (7.44 x 9.68 in / 189 x 246 mm)

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