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Computer Science Reconsidered: The Invocation Model of Process Expression

Computer Science Reconsidered: The Invocation Model of Process Expression

Karl M. Fant

ISBN: 978-0-471-79814-9

Jun 2007

269 pages

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$128.00

Description

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.
Preface.

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.

Index.

""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)