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

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Introduction to Computing: Explorations in Language, Logic, and Machines
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Publisher: University of Virginia
Number of pages: 298

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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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