Common LISP: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation
by David S. Touretzky
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co 1990
Number of pages: 587
This book is about learning to program in Lisp. Although widely known as the principal language of artificial intelligence research—one of the most advanced areas of computer science—Lisp is an excellent language for beginners. It is increasingly the language of choice in introductory programming courses due to its friendly, interactive environment, rich data structures, and powerful software tools that even a novice can master in short order.
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by Peter Van Roy, Seif Haridi - The MIT Press
Covered topics: concurrency, state, distributed programming, constraint programming, formal semantics, declarative concurrency, message-passing concurrency, forms of data abstraction, building GUIs, transparency approach to distributed programming.
by Allen B. Downey
This book teaches you to think like a computer scientist - to combine the best features of mathematics, natural science, and engineering, to use formal languages to denote ideas, to observe the behavior of complex systems, form hypotheses, etc.
by Susan Rodger - Duke University
These lecture notes present an introduction to theoretical computer science including studies of abstract machines, the language hierarchy from regular languages to recursively enumerable languages, noncomputability and complexity theory.
by Ian Wienand - bottomupcs.com
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