An Introduction to the Theory of Computation
by Eitan Gurari
Publisher: Computer Science Pr 1989
Number of pages: 600
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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