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Models of Computation: Exploring the Power of Computing

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Models of Computation: Exploring the Power of Computing
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN/ASIN: 0201895390
ISBN-13: 9780201895391
Number of pages: 698

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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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