Models of Computation: Exploring the Power of Computing
by John E. Savage
Publisher: Addison-Wesley 1998
Number of pages: 698
John Savage re-examines theoretical computer science, offering a fresh approach that gives priority to resource tradeoffs and complexity classifications over the structure of machines and their relationships to languages. This viewpoint reflects a pedagogy motivated by the growing importance of computational models that are more realistic than the abstract ones studied in the 1950s, '60s and early '70s.
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