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Alan Turing's systems of logic : the Princeton thesis

Author: Alan Mathison Turing; Andrew W Appel; Solomon Feferman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock, England : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [Facsim. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Between inventing the concept of a universal computer in 1936 and breaking the German Enigma code during World War II, Alan Turing (1912-1954), the British founder of computer science and artificial intelligence, came to Princeton University to study mathematical logic. Some of the greatest logicians in the world -- including Alonzo Church, Kurt Gödel, John von Neumann, and Stephen Kleene -- were at Princeton in  Read more...
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Named Person: Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Mathison Turing; Andrew W Appel; Solomon Feferman
ISBN: 9780691155746 0691155747
OCLC Number: 798411942
Description: xv, 142 pages : illustrations, facsm. ; 26 cm
Contents: The birth of computer science at Princeton in the 1930s --
Turing's thesis --
Notes on the manuscript --
Systems of logic based on ordinals.
Other Titles: Systems of logic based on ordinals.
Birth of computer science at Princeton in the 1930s.
Turing's thesis.
Systems of logic
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Andrew W. Appel.

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Alan Turing's 1938 Princeton PhD thesis, "Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals," which includes his notion of an oracle machine, has had a lasting influence on computer science and mathematics. This  Read more...

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