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Overview

Introduction to Languages and the Theory of Computation helps students make the connection between the practice of computing and an understanding of the profound ideas that defines it. The book's organization and the author's ability to explain complex topics clearly make this introduction to the theory of computation an excellent resource for a broad range of upper level students. The author has learned through many years of teaching that the best way to present theoretical concepts is to take advantage of the precision and clarity of mathematical language. In a way that is accessible to students still learning this language, he presents the necessary mathematical tools gently and gradually which provides discussion and examples that make the language intelligible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073191461
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. I Mathematical Notation and Techniques 1
Ch. 1 Basic Mathematical Objects 3
Ch. 2 Mathematical Induction and Recursive Definitions 43
Pt. II Regular Languages and Finite Automata 83
Ch. 3 Regular Expressions and Finite Automata 85
Ch. 4 Nondeterminism and Kleene's Theorem 123
Ch. 5 Regular and Nonregular Languages 168
Pt. III Context-Free Languages and Pushdown Automata 201
Ch. 6 Context-Free Grammars 203
Ch. 7 Pushdown Automata 251
Ch. 8 Context-Free and Non-Context-Free Languages 297
Pt. IV Turing Machines and Their Languages 317
Ch. 9 Turing Machines 319
Ch. 10 Recursively Enumerable Languages 365
Pt. V Unsolvable Problems and Computable Functions 405
Ch. 11 Unsolvable Problems 407
Ch. 12 Computable Functions 442
Pt. VI Introduction to Computational Complexity 479
Ch. 13 Measuring and Classifying Complexity 481
Ch. 14 Tractable and Intractable Problems 500
References 527
Bibliography 529
Index of Notation 531
Index 535
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