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The Nature Of Computation

Author : Cristopher Moore
ISBN : 9780191620805
Genre : Science
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Computational complexity is one of the most beautiful fields of modern mathematics, and it is increasingly relevant to other sciences ranging from physics to biology. But this beauty is often buried underneath layers of unnecessary formalism, and exciting recent results like interactive proofs, phase transitions, and quantum computing are usually considered too advanced for the typical student. This book bridges these gaps by explaining the deep ideas of theoretical computer science in a clear and enjoyable fashion, making them accessible to non-computer scientists and to computer scientists who finally want to appreciate their field from a new point of view. The authors start with a lucid and playful explanation of the P vs. NP problem, explaining why it is so fundamental, and so hard to resolve. They then lead the reader through the complexity of mazes and games; optimization in theory and practice; randomized algorithms, interactive proofs, and pseudorandomness; Markov chains and phase transitions; and the outer reaches of quantum computing. At every turn, they use a minimum of formalism, providing explanations that are both deep and accessible. The book is intended for graduate and undergraduate students, scientists from other areas who have long wanted to understand this subject, and experts who want to fall in love with this field all over again.

The Nature Of Computation

Author : Ira Pohl
ISBN : 0716780259
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Introduces some of the controversies surrounding advances in computing, including those related to noncomputability, artificial intelligence, computer modeling, data banks & privacy.

The Nature Of Computation Logic Algorithms Applications

Author : Paola Bonizzoni
ISBN : 9783642390531
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Conference on Computability in Europe, CiE 2013, held in Milan, Italy, in July 2013. The 48 revised papers presented together with 1 invited lecture and 2 tutorials were carefully reviewed and selected with an acceptance rate of under 31,7%. Both the conference series and the association promote the development of computability-related science, ranging over mathematics, computer science and applications in various natural and engineering sciences such as physics and biology, and also including the promotion of related non-scientific fields such as philosophy and history of computing.

Nature Of Computation And Communication

Author : Phan Cong Vinh
ISBN : 9783319469096
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the post-conference proceedings of the Second International Conference on Nature of Computation and Communication, ICTCC 2016, held in March 2016 in Rach Gia, Vietnam. The 36 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from over 100 submissions. The papers cover formal methods for self-adaptive systems and discuss natural approaches and techniques for computation and communication.

A Computable Universe

Author : Hector Zenil
ISBN : 9789814374293
Genre : Mathematics
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This volume discusses the foundations of computation in relation to nature. It focuses on two main questions: What is computation? and How does nature compute?

Context Aware Systems And Applications And Nature Of Computation And Communication

Author : Phan Cong Vinh
ISBN : 9783319778181
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the International Conferences ICCASA and ICTCC 2017, held in November 2017 in Tam Ky City, Vietnam. The 23 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from 31 submissions. The papers of ICCASA cover a wide spectrum in the area of context-aware-systems. CAS is characterized by its self- facets such as self-organization, self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, self-protection used to dynamically control computing and networking functions. The papers of ICTCC cover formal methods for self-adaptive systems and discuss natural approaches and techniques for computation and communication.

In Pursuit Of The Traveling Salesman

Author : William Cook
ISBN : 9780691152707
Genre : Mathematics
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Covers the history, applications, theory, and computation of the traveling salesman problem right up to state-of-the-art solution machinery.

The Nature Of Meaningfulness

Author : Robert K. Shope
ISBN : 0847692876
Genre : Philosophy
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Shope presents a unified perspective on meaningfulness, spanning such varied topics as the meaningfulness of linguistic expressions and conventional signs, Freud's conception of the meaningfulness of various mental phenomena and instances of behavior, a person's meaning to do something, meaning in the arts, and even life's having a meaning. Shope's perspective is based upon a 'constitutive' analysis of what it is for one item to represent another. Criticizing the views of philosophers who attempt to analyze such representing in causal terms, or merely in epistemological terms, he shows that a successful analysis needs to invoke both types of considerations.

The Computational Beauty Of Nature

Author : Gary William Flake
ISBN : 0262561271
Genre : Computers
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Gary William Flake develops in depth the simple idea that recurrent rules can produce rich and complicated behaviors.

Physical Computation And Cognitive Science

Author : Nir Fresco
ISBN : 9783642413759
Genre : Computers
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This book presents a study of digital computation in contemporary cognitive science. Digital computation is a highly ambiguous concept, as there is no common core definition for it in cognitive science. Since this concept plays a central role in cognitive theory, an adequate cognitive explanation requires an explicit account of digital computation. More specifically, it requires an account of how digital computation is implemented in physical systems. The main challenge is to deliver an account encompassing the multiple types of existing models of computation without ending up in pancomputationalism, that is, the view that every physical system is a digital computing system. This book shows that only two accounts, among the ones examined by the author, are adequate for explaining physical computation. One of them is the instructional information processing account, which is developed here for the first time. "This book provides a thorough and timely analysis of differing accounts of computation while advancing the important role that information plays in understanding computation. Fresco’s two-pronged approach will appeal to philosophically inclined computer scientists who want to better understand common theoretical claims in cognitive science.” Marty J. Wolf, Professor of Computer Science, Bemidji State University “An original and admirably clear discussion of central issues in the foundations of contemporary cognitive science.” Frances Egan, Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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