**Introduction to Computing: Explorations in Language, Logic, and Machines**

by David Evans

**Publisher**: University of Virginia 2009**Number of pages**: 298

**Description**:

This book is a survey introduction to the most important ideas in computing. It focuses on how to describe information processes by defining procedures, how to analyze the costs required to carry out a procedure, and the fundamental limits of what can and cannot be computed mechanically.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(35MB, PDF)

## Similar books

**Galois Connections and Fixed Point Calculus**

by

**Roland Backhouse**

The book on the fundamental algebraic structures in the mathematics of program construction focusing the algebraic properties of recursion and how these are applied to the generic solution of programming problems. The tutorial covers fixed point calculus.

(

**7851**views)

**Bayesian Computational Methods**

by

**Christian P. Robert**-

**arXiv**

We will first present the most standard computational challenges met in Bayesian Statistics, focusing primarily on mixture estimation and on model choice issues, and then relate these problems with computational solutions.

(

**4172**views)

**Rule-based Computation and Deduction**

by

**Helene Kirchner, Pierre-Etienne Moreau**-

**ESSLLI**

This text first introduces the concept of rewriting which is behind rule-based systems. Then the rewriting logic and the rewriting calculus are defined and shown to be especially suited to describing concurrent and non-deterministic computations.

(

**4100**views)

**Introduction to Theory of Computation**

by

**Anil Maheshwari, Michiel Smid**-

**Carleton University**

This is a textbook for an undergraduate course on the Theory of Computation. Contents: Finite Automata and Regular Languages; Context-Free Languages; Turing Machines and Church-Turing Thesis; Decidable and Undecidable Languages; Complexity Theory.

(

**2517**views)