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Computability and complexity theory, Steven Homer, Alan L. Selman

Label
Computability and complexity theory
Title
Computability and complexity theory
Statement of responsibility
Steven Homer, Alan L. Selman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The theory of computing provides computer science with concepts, models, and formalisms for reasoning about the resources needed to carry out computations and about the efficiency of the computations that use these resources. In addition, it provides tools to measure the difficulty of combinatorial problems both absolutely and in comparison with other problems."
  • "Requiring no explicit prerequisite knowledge, Computability and Complexity Theory introduces materials that are the core knowledge in the theory of computation. The book is self-contained, with a preliminary chapter describing key mathematical concepts and notations and subsequent chapters moving from the qualitative aspects of classical computability theory to the quantitative aspects of complexity theory. Dedicated chapters on undecidability NP-completeness and relative computability round of the work, which focuses on the limitations of computability and the distinctions between feasible and intractable."--Jacket
  • "The theory of computing provides computer science with concepts, models, and formalisms for reasoning about the resources needed to carry out computations and about the efficiency of the computations that use these resources. In addition, it provides tools to measure the difficulty of combinatorial problems both absolutely and in comparison with other problems." "Requiring no explicit prerequisite knowledge, Computability and Complexity Theory introduces materials that are the core knowledge in the theory of computation. The book is self-contained, with a preliminary chapter describing key mathematical concepts and notations and subsequent chapters moving from the qualitative aspects of classical computability theory to the quantitative aspects of complexity theory. Dedicated chapters on undecidability NP-completeness and relative computability round of the work, which focuses on the limitations of computability and the distinctions between feasible and intractable."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Homer, S.
Dewey number
004
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76
LC item number
.H6236 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Selman, Alan L
Series statement
Texts in computer science
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer science
  • Computable functions
  • Computational complexity
Label
Computability and complexity theory, Steven Homer, Alan L. Selman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-185) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.4.
  • Graphs.
  • 1.5.
  • Propositional Logic.
  • 1.6.
  • Cardinality.
  • 1.7.
  • Elementary Algebra
  • 2.
  • Introduction to Computability.
  • 1.
  • 2.1.
  • Turing Machines.
  • 2.2.
  • Turing-Machine Concepts.
  • 2.3.
  • Variations of Turing Machines.
  • 2.4.
  • Church's Thesis.
  • 2.5.
  • RAMs
  • Preliminaries.
  • 3.
  • Undecidability.
  • 3.1.
  • Decision Problems.
  • 3.2.
  • Undecidable Problems.
  • 3.3.
  • Pairing Functions.
  • 3.4.
  • Computably Enumerable Sets.
  • 1.1.
  • 3.5.
  • Halting Problem, Reductions, and Complete Sets.
  • 3.6.
  • S-m-n Theorem.
  • 3.7.
  • Recursion Theorem.
  • 3.8.
  • Rice's Theorem.
  • 3.9.
  • Turing Reductions and Oracle Turing Machines.
  • Words and Languages.
  • 3.10.
  • Recursion Theorem, Continued
  • 4.
  • Introduction to Complexity Theory
  • 1.2.
  • K-adic Representation.
  • 1.3.
  • Partial Functions.
Control code
45315542
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780387950556
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00053829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Computability and complexity theory, Steven Homer, Alan L. Selman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-185) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.4.
  • Graphs.
  • 1.5.
  • Propositional Logic.
  • 1.6.
  • Cardinality.
  • 1.7.
  • Elementary Algebra
  • 2.
  • Introduction to Computability.
  • 1.
  • 2.1.
  • Turing Machines.
  • 2.2.
  • Turing-Machine Concepts.
  • 2.3.
  • Variations of Turing Machines.
  • 2.4.
  • Church's Thesis.
  • 2.5.
  • RAMs
  • Preliminaries.
  • 3.
  • Undecidability.
  • 3.1.
  • Decision Problems.
  • 3.2.
  • Undecidable Problems.
  • 3.3.
  • Pairing Functions.
  • 3.4.
  • Computably Enumerable Sets.
  • 1.1.
  • 3.5.
  • Halting Problem, Reductions, and Complete Sets.
  • 3.6.
  • S-m-n Theorem.
  • 3.7.
  • Recursion Theorem.
  • 3.8.
  • Rice's Theorem.
  • 3.9.
  • Turing Reductions and Oracle Turing Machines.
  • Words and Languages.
  • 3.10.
  • Recursion Theorem, Continued
  • 4.
  • Introduction to Complexity Theory
  • 1.2.
  • K-adic Representation.
  • 1.3.
  • Partial Functions.
Control code
45315542
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780387950556
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00053829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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