Abstract Computing Machines: A Lambda Calculus Perspective / Edition 1

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The book emphasizes the design of full-fledged, fully normalizing lambda calculus machinery, as opposed to the just weakly normalizing machines.

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"This remarkable monograph is an extremely well-written and pleasant and reading about abstract computing machines … . The author chooses a somewhat ‘imperative’ approach to teaching, which results in the survey of a vast number of concepts provided with many useful examples. The expository style is most favourable, which could be of special value for a reader with no strong background in the area. … Altogether, this is a book worth reading." (Vladimir Komendantsky, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2007 k)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642059384
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Series: Texts in Theoretical Computer Science. An EATCS Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Received a Dr. rer. nat. degree in physics from the Technical University Munich/Germany in 1968; worked in industrie/research institutes at the central laboratories of Siemens AG between 1963 and 1968, at Bell Northern Research Ltd in Ottawa/Canada between 1969, and 1972 at the Gesellschaft fuer Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung in St. Augustin/Germany between 1973 and 1978; became an associate professor of computer science at the University of Bonn/Germany in 1978; became a full professor of computer science at the University of Kiel/Germany retired in 2003.

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Table of Contents

Algorithms and Programs.- An Algorithmic Language.- The—-Calculus.- The se(m)cd Machine and Others.- Toward Full-Fledged—-Calculus Machines.- Interpreted Head-Order Graph Reduction.- The B-Machine.- The G-Machine.- The—-red Machinery.- Pattern Matching.- Another Functional Abstract Machine.- Imperative Abstract Machines.- Real Computing Machines.

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