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Thinking as computation : a first course

Author: Hector Joseph 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 Joseph Levesque
ISBN: 9780262016995 0262016990
OCLC Number: 829972274
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 291-296.
Awards: Winner of Selected as a Best of 2012 by Computing Reviews 2012
Description: 1 vol. (XX-299 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: 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. Lists 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?
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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