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

by David Evans

**Publisher**: University of Virginia 2009**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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