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Computer Science Reconsidered: The Invocation Model of Process Expression

ISBN: 978-0-471-79814-9
269 pages
June 2007
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The Invocation Model of Process Expression argues that mathematics does not provide the most appropriate conceptual foundations for computer science, but, rather, that these foundations are a primary source of unnecessary complexity and confusion.  It supports that there is a more appropriate conceptual model that unifies forms of expression considered quite disparate and simplifies issues considered complex and intractable.  This book presents that this model of process expression is alternative theory of computer science that is both valid and practical.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Critical Review of the Notion of the Algorithm in Computer Science.

Chapter 2. The Simplicity of Concurrency.

Chapter 3. Dehumanizing Computer Science.

Chapter 4. Transcending the Variable.

Chapter 5. The Invocation Model.

Chapter 6. Along the Spectrum.

Chapter 7. Composing Boundaries.

Chapter 8. Time and Memory.

Chapter 9. Incidental Time.

Chapter 10. Points of View.

Chapter 11. Referential and Autonomous Process Expression.

Chapter 12. The Invocation Language.

Chapter 13. Reflections.


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Author Information

Karl M. Fant is the founder and CEO of Theseus Research, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in the design and implementation of real-time image processing systems as well as ongoing research into the theory of computers. Mr. Fant developed the NULL Convention Logic, a fully expressive logic for designing and implementing clockless digital electronic circuits and systems. He is coinventor of Computer Generated Synthesized Imagery, which generates photo-realistic scenes in real time from libraries of photographic images. He holds twenty-eight patents.
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"I strongly recommend the book for computer systems and scientific applications in specialist teaching disciplines, as well as practical and industrial-based or research-driven enhancement and management-science sectors." (Computing Reviews, January 30, 2009)

"…Fant's work is certainly thought-provoking and should be of great interest to those concerned with theoretical computer science." (British Computer Society Book Reviews)

"Karl Fant has written a very compelling book that should be read by academicians and practitioners alike." (Ubiquity, August 28, 2007)

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