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Thinking as computation : a first course

Author: Hector J Levesque
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Students explore the idea that thinking is a form of computation by learning to write simple computer programs for tasks that require thought.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hector J Levesque
ISBN: 9780262016995 0262016990
OCLC Number: 1026189282
Notes: Índice abreviado: 1. Thinking and computation 2. A procedure for thinking 3. The Prolog language 4. Writing Prolog programs 5. Case study: satisfying constraints 6. Case study: interpreting visual scenes 7. List in Prolog 8. Case study: understanding natural language 9. Case study: planning courses of action 10. Case study: playing strategic games 11. Case study: other ways of thinking 12. Can computers really think? A. Some computer basics B. Getting your Prolog programs to work C. Other Prolog systems. References. Index of technical terms.
Awards: Winner of Selected as a Best of 2012 by Computing Reviews 2012
Description: XX, 299 p. : il. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Hector J. Levesque.

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A valuable resource for faculty in search of interesting course content for first-year undergraduates.-Choice

 
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