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An Introduction to the Theory of Computation

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An Introduction to the Theory of Computation
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Publisher: Computer Science Pr
ISBN/ASIN: 0716781824
ISBN-13: 9780716781820
Number of pages: 600

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This book explores some of the more important terminologies and questions concerning programs, computers, problems, and computation. The exploration reduces in many cases to a study of mathematical theories, such as those of automata and formal languages; theories that are interesting also in their own right. These theories provide abstract models that are easier to explore, because their formalisms avoid irrelevant details.

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