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Introduction to Computer Theory, 2nd Edition

Introduction to Computer Theory, 2nd Edition

Daniel I. A. Cohen

ISBN: 978-0-471-13772-6

Oct 1996

648 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$227.95

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This text strikes a good balance between rigor and an intuitive approach to computer theory. Covers all the topics needed by computer scientists with a sometimes humorous approach that reviewers found ""refreshing."" The goal of the book is to provide a firm understanding of the principles and the big picture of where computer theory fits into the field.

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AUTOMATA THEORY.

Background.

Languages.

Recursive Definitions.

Regular Expressions.

Finite Automata.

Transition Graphs.

Kleene's Theorem.

Finite Automata with Output.

Regular Languages.

Nonregular Languages.

Decidability.

PUSHDOWN AUTOMATA THEORY.

Context-Free Grammars.

Grammatical Format.

Pushdown Automata.

CFG = PDA.

Non-Context-Free Languages.

Context-Free Languages.

Decidability.

TURING THEORY.

Turing Machines.

Post Machines.

Minsky's Theorem.

Variations on the TM.

TM Languages.

The Chomsky Hierarchy.

Computers.

Bibliography.

Indexes.