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- DescriptionComputability theory is at the heart of theoretical computer science. Yet, ironically, many of its basic results were discovered by mathematical logicians prior to the development of the first stored-program computer. As a result, many texts on computability theory strike today's computer science students as far removed from their concerns. To remedy this, we base our approach to computability on the language of while-programs, a lean subset of PASCAL, and postpone consideration of such classic models as Turing machines, string-rewriting systems, and p. -recursive functions till the final chapter. Moreover, we balance the presentation of un solvability results such as the unsolvability of the Halting Problem with a presentation of the positive results of modern programming methodology, including the use of proof rules, and the detational semantics of programs. Computer science seeks to provide a scientific basis for the study of information processing, the solution of problems by algorithms, and the design and programming of computers. The last 40 years have seen increasing sophistication in the science, in the microelectronics which has made machines of staggering complexity ecomically feasible, in the advances in programming methodology which allow immense programs to be designed with increasing speed and reduced error, and in the develop- ment of mathematical techniques to allow the rigorous specification of program, process, and machine.
- Author(s)A. J. Kfoury,Michael A. Arbib,Robert N. Moll
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication08/11/2011
- SubjectComputing: Professional & Programming
- Series TitleMonographs in Computer Science / The AKM Series in Theoretical Computer Science
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Notebiography
- Weight409 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edition StatementSoftcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982
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