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Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 800

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5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.

The New Turing Omnibus

Sixty-Six Excursions in Computer Science

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Author: A. K. Dewdney

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805071665

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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No other volume provides as broad, as thorough, or as accessible an introduction to the realm of computers as A. K. Dewdney's The Turing Omnibus. Updated and expanded, The Turing Omnibus offers 66 concise, brilliantly written articles on the major points of interest in computer science theory, technology, and applications. New for this tour: updated information on algorithms, detecting primes, noncomputable functions, and self-replicating computers--plus completely new sections on the Mandelbrot set, genetic algorithms, the Newton-Raphson Method, neural networks that learn, DOS systems for personal computers, and computer viruses.

Lectures on Perception

An Ecological Perspective

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Author: Michael T. Turvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429813392

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Lectures on Perception: An Ecological Perspective addresses the generic principles by which each and every kind of life form—from single celled organisms (e.g., difflugia) to multi-celled organisms (e.g., primates)—perceives the circumstances of their living so that they can behave adaptively. It focuses on the fundamental ability that relates each and every organism to its surroundings, namely, the ability to perceive things in the sense of how to get about among them and what to do, or not to do, with them. The book’s core thesis breaks from the conventional interpretation of perception as a form of abduction based on innate hypotheses and acquired knowledge, and from the historical scientific focus on the perceptual abilities of animals, most especially those abilities ascribed to humankind. Specifically, it advances the thesis of perception as a matter of laws and principles at nature’s ecological scale, and gives equal theoretical consideration to the perceptual achievements of all of the classically defined ‘kingdoms’ of organisms—Archaea, Bacteria, Protoctista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia.

Turing's Vision

The Birth of Computer Science

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Author: Chris Bernhardt

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262034549

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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In 1936, when he was just twenty-four years old, Alan Turing wrote a remarkable paper in which he outlined the theory of computation, laying out the ideas that underlie all modern computers. This groundbreaking and powerful theory now forms the basis of computer science. In Turing's Vision, Chris Bernhardt explains the theory, Turing's most important contribution, for the general reader. Bernhardt argues that the strength of Turing's theory is its simplicity, and that, explained in a straightforward manner, it is eminently understandable by the nonspecialist. As Marvin Minsky writes, "The sheer simplicity of the theory's foundation and extraordinary short path from this foundation to its logical and surprising conclusions give the theory a mathematical beauty that alone guarantees it a permanent place in computer theory." Bernhardt begins with the foundation and systematically builds to the surprising conclusions. He also views Turing's theory in the context of mathematical history, other views of computation (including those of Alonzo Church), Turing's later work, and the birth of the modern computer. In the paper, "On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem," Turing thinks carefully about how humans perform computation, breaking it down into a sequence of steps, and then constructs theoretical machines capable of performing each step. Turing wanted to show that there were problems that were beyond any computer's ability to solve; in particular, he wanted to find a decision problem that he could prove was undecidable. To explain Turing's ideas, Bernhardt examines three well-known decision problems to explore the concept of undecidability; investigates theoretical computing machines, including Turing machines; explains universal machines; and proves that certain problems are undecidable, including Turing's problem concerning computable numbers.

Executive Guide to Preventing Information Technology Disasters

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Author: Richard Ennals

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447103831

Category: Computers

Page: 187

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Recent and well-publicised disasters have highlighted the fact that organisations of all kinds - from healthcare to aerospace - are critically dependent on Information Technology systems. The prevention of catastrophic I.T. failure is now an essential part of management. In this thought-provoking guide for executives and managers Richard Ennals argues that the critical factor is not technology, but people and communication.

Principles and Practice of Mathematics

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Key College Pub

ISBN: 9780387946122

Category: Mathematics

Page: 686

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This text represents a new entry level course in mathematics for students in programs such as mathematics, the sciences and engineering, which require additional courses in mathematics. With enough material for a two semester course, the text is written at approximately the level of introductory calculus. Principles and Practice of Mathematics was developed over a four year period, under the direction of COMAP, with NSF support. It is an alternative point of entry into the undergraduate mathematics curriculum, one which presents for students a wide spectrum of the contemporary world of mathematics. By emphasizing the breadth and variety of modern mathematical inquiry and applications, the text provides a view of the subject that is not experienced by students in the traditional calculus course. The author team and advisors were selected for their experience with undergraduate education. Among our authors are several who have written successful textbooks. The entire project has evolved under the editorial supervision of veteran COMAP author, Walter Meyer, Adolph University.

Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Computer Confluence

Exploring Tomorrow's Technology

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Author: George Beekman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130882370

Category: Computers

Page: 507

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Computer Confluence is more than a textbook. It is the confluence of three information sources: an illustrated textbook, a multimedia CD-ROM, and a dynamic World Wide Web site.