Undergraduate Texts in Computer Science

Automata and Computability

Authors: Kozen, Dexter

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The aim of this textbook is to provide undergraduate students with an introduction to the basic theoretical models of computability, and to develop some of the model's rich and varied structure. Students who have already some experience with elementary discrete mathematics will find this a well-paced first course, and a number of supplementary chapters introduce more advanced concepts. The first part of the book is devoted to finite automata and their properties. Pushdown automata provide a broader class of models and enable the analysis of context-free languages. In the remaining chapters, Turing machines are introduced and the book culminates in discussions of effective computability, decidability, and Gödel's incompleteness theorems. Plenty of exercises are provided, ranging from the easy to the challenging. As a result, this text will make an ideal first course for students of computer science.

Table of contents (50 chapters)

Table of contents (50 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Automata and Computability
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Texts in Computer Science
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-1844-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-1844-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-94907-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7309-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 400
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