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The annotated Turing : a guided tour through Alan Turing's historic paper on computability

Author: Charles Petzold
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before digital computers ever existed, Alan Turing envisioned their power and versatility. but also proved what computers could never do.

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Named Person: Alan Turing; Alan Turing
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Petzold
ISBN: 9780470229057 0470229055
OCLC Number: 232645301
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction. Part I: Foundations. Chapter 1: This Tomb Holds Diophantus. Chapter 2: The Irrational and the Transcendental. Chapter 3: Centuries of Progress. Part II: Computable Numbers. Chapter 4: The Education of Alan Turing. Chapter 5: Machines at Work. Chapter 6: Addition and Multiplication. Chapter 7: Also Known as Subroutines. Chapter 8: Everything Is a Number. Chapter 9: The Universal Machine. Chapter 10: Computers and Computability. Chapter 11: Of Machines and Men. Part III: Das Entscheidungsproblem. Chapter 12: Logic and Computability. Chapter 13: Computable Functions. Chapter 14: The Major Proof. Chapter 15: The Lambda Calculus. Chapter 16: Conceiving the Continuum. Part IV And Beyond. Chapter 17: Is Everything a Turing Machine? Chapter 18: The Long Sleep of Diophantus. Selected Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Charles Petzold.

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