A Recursive Introduction to the Theory of Computation

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Oktober 1994



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.


1. Models of Computation.- 2. Basic Recursive Function Theory.- Abstract Complexity Theory.- 4. Complete Problems.- Solutions to Selected Exercises.- List of Symbols.
EAN: 9780387943329
ISBN: 0387943323
Untertitel: 1994. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1994
Seitenanzahl: 172 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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