Introduction to Computing: Spring 2010: Explorations in Language, Logic, and Machines by David Evans | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Introduction to Computing: Spring 2010: Explorations in Language, Logic, and Machines

Introduction to Computing: Spring 2010: Explorations in Language, Logic, and Machines

by David Evans
     
 
This book is a survey introduction to the most important ideas in computing. It focuses on the big ideas in computer science including the major themes of recursive definitions (we can define things in terms of smaller versions of themselves), universality (programs are just another kind of data), and abstraction (hiding unnecessary details and giving things names).

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This book is a survey introduction to the most important ideas in computing. It focuses on the big ideas in computer science including the major themes of recursive definitions (we can define things in terms of smaller versions of themselves), universality (programs are just another kind of data), and abstraction (hiding unnecessary details and giving things names). It covers how to describe information processes by defining procedures, how to analyze the costs required to carry out a procedure, and the fundamental limits of what can and cannot be computed mechanically.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781257352074
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
07/27/2011
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
9 MB

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