Computability and Unsolvability has 21 ratings and 1 review. Roberto said: We are in , Davis is writing from the border between mathematics and compu. Classic text considers general theory of computability, computable functions, on computable functions, Turing machines self-applied, unsolvable decision. Apr 16, In Part One (Chapters 1–5), Professor Davis outlines the general theory of computability, discussing such topics as computable functions.

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Theory of Recursive Functions and Effective Computability.

Computer Science Pioneer Dover’s publishing relationship with Martin Davis, now retired from NYU and living in Berkeley, goes back to when we reprinted his classic book Computability and Unsolvability, widely regarded as a classic of theoretical computer science.

Though there are no exercises, the book is suitable for use as a textbook. The Meaning of Representation in Animal Memory. The Classification of Unsolvable Decision Problems.

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These additions further enhance andd value and usefulness of an “unusually clear and stimulating exposition” Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris now available for the first time in paperback.

Jim Fowler added it Nov 03, Classic text considersgeneral theory of computability, computable functions, operations on computable functions, Turing machines self-applied, unsolvable decision problems, applications of general theory, mathematical logic, Kleene hierarchy, computable copmutability, classification of unsolvable decision problems and more. The author has been careful, especially in the first seven chapters, to assume no special mathematical training on the part of the reader.

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Not many books from the infancy of computer science are still alive after several decades, computabiility Computability and Unsolvability is the exception. Davis provides a clear introduction to computability, at an advanced undergraduate level, that serves the needs of specialists and non-specialists alike.

Though there are no exercises, the book is suitable for use as a textbook.

Computability and Unsolvability

Contents Preface to the Dover Edition. Science Logic and Mathematics. The final three chapters Part 3 present further development of the general theory, encompassing the Kleene hierarchy, computable functionals, and the classification of unsolvable decision problems.

Ryan marked it as to-read Mar 25, History of Western Philosophy. Encoder1 added it Aug 21, Daniel added it Jan 31, Computability in Philosophy of Computing and Information. Part Two Chapters 6—8 comprises a concise treatment of applications of the general theory, incorporating material on combinatorial problems, Diophantine Equations including Hilbert’s Tenth Problem and mathematical logic.

Dilshod marked it as to-read Apr 24, It is well written and can be recommended to anyone interested in this field. Google Books no proxy From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Unsolvabiloty custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

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Patrick Whittle added it Feb 25, When first published inthis work introduced much terminology that has since become standard in theoretical computer science. Not many books from the infancy of computer science are still alive after several decades, but Computability and Unsolvability is the exception.

Computability and Unsolvability by Martin D. Davis

Trivia About Computability and Davis provides a clear introduction to unsolavbility, at an advanced undergraduate level, that serves the needs of specialists and non-specialists alike. The Philosophy of Mathematics: The author has been careful, especially in the first seven chapters, to assume no special mathematical training on the part of the reader.

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