An Introduction to the Theory of Computation
by Eitan Gurari
Publisher: Computer Science Pr 1989
Number of pages: 600
This book explores some of the more important terminologies and questions concerning programs, computers, problems, and computation. The exploration reduces in many cases to a study of mathematical theories, such as those of automata and formal languages; theories that are interesting also in their own right. These theories provide abstract models that are easier to explore, because their formalisms avoid irrelevant details.
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by Lawrence C Paulson - University of Cambridge
These lecture notes give a brief introduction to logic, with including the resolution method of theorem-proving and its relation to the programming language Prolog. Formal logic is used for specifying and verifying computer systems.
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 Anil Maheshwari, Michiel Smid - Carleton University
This is a textbook for an undergraduate course on the Theory of Computation. Contents: Finite Automata and Regular Languages; Context-Free Languages; Turing Machines and Church-Turing Thesis; Decidable and Undecidable Languages; Complexity Theory.
by David Evans - University of Virginia
An 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 limits of what can be computed mechanically.