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Computation and its limits

Author: W Paul Cockshott; L M Mackenzie; Greg Michaelson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although we are entirely unaware of it, computation is central to all aspects of our existences. Every day we solve, or try to solve, a myriad of problems, from the utterly trivial to the bafflingly  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Paul Cockshott; L M Mackenzie; Greg Michaelson
ISBN: 9780198729129 019872912X 9780199640324 0199640327
OCLC Number: 915507431
Notes: Reprint of the resource originally published: 2012.
Description: vi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. What is computation? ; 3. Mechanical computers and their limits ; 4. Logical limits to computability ; 5. Heat, information and geometry ; 6. Quantum computers ; 7. Beyond the logical limits of computing? ; 8. Hyper computing proposals
Responsibility: Paul Cockshott (University of Glasgow), Lewis M. Mackenzie (University of Glasgow), Greg Michaelson (Heriot-Watt University).

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