Alan Turing His Work and Impact

ISBN-10: 0123869803

ISBN-13: 9780123869807

Edition: 2012

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"The fact remains that everyone who taps at a keyboard, opening a spreadsheet or a word-processing program, is working on an incarnation of a Turing machine."  - Time This new and exciting book, scheduled to publish for the 2012 centenary of Alan Turing's birth in London, includes a large number of the most significant contributions from the 4-volume set of the Collected Works of A. M. Turing.  These contributions, together with a wide spectrum of accompanying commentaries from current world-leading experts in many different fields and backgrounds, provide insight on the significance and contemporary impact of A.M. Turing's work. Offering a more modern perspective than anything currently available, this unique work gives wide coverage of the many ways in which Turing's scientific endeavours have impacted current research and understanding of the world. It provides a great service to researchers, and at the same time is an approachable entry-point for the large number of people who have limited training in the science, but would like to learn more about the details of Turing's work. Affordable, key collection of the most significant papers by A.M. Turing. Commentary explaining the significance of each seminal paper by preeminent leaders in the field. Additional resources available online.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 6/20/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 944
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.082
Language: English

How Do We Compute? What Can We Prove?
Alan Mathison Turing
On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem
On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem - correction
Review of Turing 1936-7
Computability and ?-definability
The p-function in ?-K-conversion
Systems of Logic based on Ordinals
A Formal Theorem in Church's Theory of Types
The Use of Dots as Brackets in Church's System
Practical Forms of Type Theory
The Reform of Mathematical Notation
Hiding and Unhiding Information: Cryptology, Complexity and Number Theory
On the Gaussian Error Function
A Method for the Calculation of the Zeta-function
Some Calculations of the Riemann Zeta-function
On a Theorem of Littlewood
The Word Problem in Semi-groups with Cancellation
Solvable and Unsolvable Problems
The Word Problem in Compact Groups
On Permutation Groups
Rounding-off Errors in Matrix Processes
A Note on Normal Numbers
Turing's treatise on the Enigma (Prof's Book)
Report by Turing on U. S. Navy cryptanalytic work and their machinery, November 1942
Speech System 'Delilah' - report on progress, 6 June 1944
Checking a Large Routine
An early program proof by Alan Turing
Programmers' Handbook for the Manchester electronic computer
Local Programming Methods and Conventions
Building a Brain: Intelligent Machines, Practice and Theory
Lecture to the London Mathematical Society
Intelligent Machinery
Computing Machinery and Intelligence
Chess
Solvable and Unsolvable Problems
Intelligent Machinery: A heretical theory
Can digital computers think?
Can automatic calculating machines be said to think?
Some Remarks on the Undecidability Results
The Mathematics of Emergence: The Mysteries of Morphogenesis
The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis
A Diffusion Reaction Theory of Morphogenesis in Plants
Morphogen Theory of Phyllotaxis
Geometrical and Descriptive Phyllotaxis
Chemical Theory of Morphogenesis
A Solution of the Morphogenetical Equations for the Case of Spherical Symmetry
Outline of the Development of the Daisy
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