Texts in Computer Science

A Recursive Introduction to the Theory of Computation

Authors: Smith, Carl

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The aim of this textbook is to present an account of the theory of computation. After introducing the concept of a model of computation and presenting various examples, the author explores the limitations of effective computation via basic recursion theory. Self-reference and other methods are introduced as fundamental and basic tools for constructing and manipulating algorithms. From there the book considers the complexity of computations and the notion of a complexity measure is introduced. Finally, the book culminates in considering time and space measures and in classifying computable functions as being either feasible or not. The author assumes only a basic familiarity with discrete mathematics and computing, making this textbook ideal for a graduate-level introductory course. It is based on many such courses presented by the author and so numerous exercises are included. In addition, the solutions to most of these exercises are provided.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Recursive Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Authors
Series Title
Texts in Computer Science
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8501-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8501-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-94332-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6420-0
Series ISSN
1868-0941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 148
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