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The Resource The annotated Turing : a guided tour through Alan Turing's historic paper on computability and the Turing machine, Charles Petzold

The annotated Turing : a guided tour through Alan Turing's historic paper on computability and the Turing machine, Charles Petzold

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The annotated Turing : a guided tour through Alan Turing's historic paper on computability and the Turing machine
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The annotated Turing
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a guided tour through Alan Turing's historic paper on computability and the Turing machine
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Charles Petzold
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eng
Summary
Mathematician Alan Turing invented an imaginary computer known as the Turing Machine; in an age before computers, he explored the concept of what it meant to be computable, creating the field of computability theory in the process, a foundation of present-day computer programming. The book expands Turing's original 36-page paper with additional background chapters and extensive annotations; the author elaborates on and clarifies many of Turing's statements, making the original difficult-to-read document accessible to present day programmers, computer science majors, math geeks, and others. Interwoven into the narrative are the highlights of Turing's own life: his years at Cambridge and Princeton, his secret work in cryptanalysis during World War II, his involvement in seminal computer projects, his speculations about artificial intelligence, his arrest and prosecution for the crime of "gross indecency," and his early death by apparent suicide at the age of 41. - Publisher
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1953-
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Petzold, Charles
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511.3/52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Turing, Alan Mathison
  • Turing machines
  • Computational complexity
  • Turing, Alan Mathison
  • Turing, Machines de
  • Complexité de calcul (Informatique)
  • Turing, Alan Mathison
  • Codierung
  • Turing, Alan Mathison
  • Automatentheorie
  • Berechnungskomplexität
  • Berechnungstheorie
  • Codierung
  • Theoretische Informatik
  • Turing-Maschine
  • Turing, Alan Mathison
  • Computational complexity
  • Turing machines
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The annotated Turing : a guided tour through Alan Turing's historic paper on computability and the Turing machine, Charles Petzold
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [361]-365) and index
Contents
This tomb holds Diophantus -- The irrational and the transcendental -- Centuries of progress -- The education of Alan Turing -- Machines at work -- Addition and multiplication -- Also known as subroutines -- Everything is a number -- The universal machine -- Computers and computability -- Of machines and men -- Logic and computability -- Computable functions -- The major proof -- The lambda calculus -- Conceiving the continuum -- Is everything a turing machine? -- The long sleep of Diophantus
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ocn229342525
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 372 p.
Isbn
9780470229057
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008022829
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ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)229342525
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The annotated Turing : a guided tour through Alan Turing's historic paper on computability and the Turing machine, Charles Petzold
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [361]-365) and index
Contents
This tomb holds Diophantus -- The irrational and the transcendental -- Centuries of progress -- The education of Alan Turing -- Machines at work -- Addition and multiplication -- Also known as subroutines -- Everything is a number -- The universal machine -- Computers and computability -- Of machines and men -- Logic and computability -- Computable functions -- The major proof -- The lambda calculus -- Conceiving the continuum -- Is everything a turing machine? -- The long sleep of Diophantus
Control code
ocn229342525
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 372 p.
Isbn
9780470229057
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008022829
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)229342525

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