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Introduction to the Theory of Computation

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Publisher Comments:

This highly anticipated revision builds upon the strengths of the previous edition. Sipser's candid, crystal-clear style allows students at every level to understand and enjoy this field. His innovative "proof idea" sections explain profound concepts in plain English. The new edition incorporates many improvements students and professors have suggested over the years, and offers updated, classroom-tested problem sets at the end of each chapter.

Synopsis:

Michael Sipser's emphasis on unifying computer science theory - rather than offering a collection of low-level details - sets the book apart, as do his intuitive explanations. Throughout the book, Sipser builds students' knowledge of conceptual tools used in computer science, the aesthetic sense they need to create elegant systems, and the ability to think through problems on their own.

Synopsis:

This market leading text on computational theory provides a mathematical treatment of computer science theory designed around theorems and proofs.

About the Author

Dr. Sipser has been at MIT teaching and doing research in computational complexity theory for the past 24 years. He has published on a variety of areas, including circuit complexity, interactive proof systems, probabilistic computation and quantum computation. He enjoys lecturing, and has given courses ranging from freshman calculus to advanced seminars in complexity. In addition to MIT, he has held positions at the University of California/Berkeley and at IBM research.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Automata and Languages 1. Regular Languages 2. Context-Free Languages Part 2: Computability Theory 3. The Church-Turing Thesis 4. Decidability 5. Reducibility 6. Advanced Topics in Computability Theory Part 3: Complexity Theory 7. Time Complexity 8. Space Complexity 9. Intractability 10. Advanced Topics in Complexity Theory Selected Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780534950972
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Subject:
Computer Science
Author:
Sipser, Michael
Author:
Sipser, Michael (Michael Sipser)
Subject:
Machine Theory
Subject:
Formal languages
Subject:
Computational complexity
Subject:
Personal Computers-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
February 2005
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9.56x6.50x.91 in. 1.70 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Computer

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"Synopsis" by , Michael Sipser's emphasis on unifying computer science theory - rather than offering a collection of low-level details - sets the book apart, as do his intuitive explanations. Throughout the book, Sipser builds students' knowledge of conceptual tools used in computer science, the aesthetic sense they need to create elegant systems, and the ability to think through problems on their own.
"Synopsis" by , This market leading text on computational theory provides a mathematical treatment of computer science theory designed around theorems and proofs.
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