Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
Foundations of Computing

Buy

It may sound surprising that in computing, a field which develops so fast that the future often becomes the past without having been the present, there is nothing more stable and worthwhile learning than its foundations.

It may sound less surprising that in a field with such a revolutionary methodological impact on all sciences and technologies, and on almost all our intellectual endeavours, the importance of the foundations of computing goes far beyond the subject itself. It should be of interest both to those seeking to understand the laws and essence of the information processing world and to those wishing to have a firm grounding for their lifelong reeducation process - something which everybody in computing has to expect.

This book presents the automata-algorithm-complexity part of foundations of computing in a new way, and from several points of view, in order to meet the current requirements of learning and teaching.

First, the book takes a broader and more coherent view of theory and its foundations in the various subject areas. It presents not only the basics of automata, grammars, formal languages, universal computers, computability and computational complexity, but also of parallelism, randomization, communications, cryptography, interactive protocols, communication complexity and theoretical computer/communication architecture.

Second, the book presents foundations of computing as rich in deep, important and exciting results that help to clarify the problems, laws, and potentials in computing and to cope with its complexity.
Third, the book tries to find a new balance between the formal rigorousness needed to present basic concepts and results, and the informal motivations, illustrations and interpretations needed to grasp their merit.

Fourth, the book aims to offer a systematic, complex and up-to-date presentation of the main basic concepts, models, methods and results, as well as to indicate new trends and results whose detailed demonstration would require special lectures. To this end, basic concepts, models, methods and results are presented and illustrated in detail, whilst other deep/new results with difficult or rather obsure proofs are just stated, explained, interpreted and commented upon.

The topics covered are very broad and each chapter could be expanded into a separate book.

(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

The Web Startup Success Guide (Books for Professionals by Professionals)
The Web Startup Success Guide (Books for Professionals by Professionals)

If there’s a software startup company in your developer heart, this is the book that will make it happen.

The Web Startup Success Guide is your one-stop shop for all of the answers you need today to build a successful web startup in these challenging economic times. It covers everything from making the strategic platform decisions...

Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders
Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders

Before Joel Manby won the respect of America with his appearance on the CBS reality TV series Undercover Boss, he was a highly successful corporate executive. After the show aired, many of the 18 million viewers wrote to him about the profound impact of his servant leadership. In Love Works, Joel Manby introduces us to the power of agape love...

Financial Accounting: An Integrated Statements Approach
Financial Accounting: An Integrated Statements Approach

Duchac, Reeve, Warren provides an effective new approach to help accounting majors and business students learn and understand financial accounting. The text introduces an integrated financial statements framework that clearly illustrates the inter-relationships between the cash flow statement, income statement and the balance sheet. This...


SOA Patterns
SOA Patterns
Building distributed yet integrated systems remains a difficult problem to solve. First, it requires a solid understanding of the individual components to be connected. Next, we have to connect these components in a way that balances loose coupling against system-wide requirements, such as latency and security. Last...
OCA: Oracle 10g Administration I Study Guide (1Z0-042)
OCA: Oracle 10g Administration I Study Guide (1Z0-042)
Here's the book you need to prepare for the Oracle Database 10g Administration I exam, 1Z0-042. This Study Guide was developed to meet the exacting requirements of today's Oracle certification candidates. In addition to the consistent and accessible instructional approach that...
Electricity Production from Renewables Energies
Electricity Production from Renewables Energies

Energy and environmental issues have caused a marked increase in electricity production from renewable energy sources since the beginning of the 21st Century. The concept of sustainable development and concern for future generations challenge us every day to produce new technologies for energy production, and new patterns of use for these...

©2019 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy