New Turing Omnibus
By (author) A. K. Dewdney
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New Turing Omnibus by A. K. Dewdney
Book DescriptionNo other volume provides as broad, as thorough, or as accessible an introduction to the realm of computer science as A. K. Dewdney's The Turing Omnibus.For everyone from the curious beginner to the working professional, The New Turing Omnibus offers 66 concise, brilliantly written mathematically oriented articles on the major points of interest in computer science theory, technology, and applications. Foundational for this tour: information on algorithms, detecting primes, noncomputable functions, and self-replicating computers--plus fundamental sections on the Mandelbrot set, genetic algorithms, the Newton-Raphson Method, neural networks that learn, DOS systems for personal computers, and computer viruses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805071665
(233mm x 166mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author A. K. Dewdney
Beyond Reason, Hardback (May 2004)
Are some scientific problems insoluble? Are there aspects of the universe, such as the true nature of consciousness, that will forever be beyond the grasp of science? In Beyond Reason, internationally acclaimed maths and science author A.K.
Planiverse, Paperback (October 2000)
AK Dewdney is well known for his columns in "Scientific American magazine", as well as his Copernicus book, "Hungry Hollow".
Hungry Hollow, Hardback (August 1998)
Starting with a description of a small piece of land called Hungry Hollow, this title introduces us to its denizens. It guides through the many dimensions of our natural habitat, back into prehistoric time and inward to a teeming microscopic world full of strange creatures performing bizarre feats.
200 Per Cent of Nothing, Paperback (March 1996)» View all books by A. K. Dewdney
Acclaim for "In today's world, 'innumeracy' is an even greater danger than illiteracy, and is perhaps even more common. Advertisers and politicians exploit it; intellectuals (self-styled) even flaunt it. I hope that this wise and witty book will provide cures where they are possible, and warnings where they are necessary.
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Author Biography - A. K. Dewdney
A. K. Dewdney teaches computer science at the University of Western Ontario.
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