Introduction to Theory of Computation
by Anil Maheshwari, Michiel Smid
Publisher: Carleton University 2012
Number of pages: 246
This is a free textbook for an undergraduate course on the Theory of Computation. Contents: Finite Automata and Regular Languages; Context-Free Languages; Turing Machines and the Church-Turing Thesis; Decidable and Undecidable Languages; Complexity Theory.
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