Introduction to Computing: Explorations in Language, Logic, and Machines
by David Evans
Publisher: University of Virginia 2009
Number of pages: 298
This book is a survey introduction to the most important ideas in computing. It focuses on 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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by Stephen Wolfram - Westview Press
These original papers on cellular automata and complexity provide a highly readable account of what has become a major new field of science, with important implications for computer science, physics, economics, biology, and many other areas.
by John E. Savage - Addison-Wesley
The book re-examines computer science, giving priority to resource tradeoffs and complexity classifications over the structure of machines and their relationships to languages. This viewpoint is motivated by more realistic computational models.
by Helene Kirchner, Pierre-Etienne Moreau - ESSLLI
This text first introduces the concept of rewriting which is behind rule-based systems. Then the rewriting logic and the rewriting calculus are defined and shown to be especially suited to describing concurrent and non-deterministic computations.
by Eitan Gurari - Computer Science Pr
The book explores questions and terminologies concerning programs, computers, and computation. The exploration reduces to a study of mathematical theories, such as those of automata and formal languages, theories interesting in their own right.