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Universal Computer The Road from Leibniz to Turing

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ISBN-10: 0393047857

ISBN-13: 9780393047851

Edition: 2000

Authors: Martin Davis

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How do computers perform such a wide variety of tasks? The answer lies in the fact that computers are essentially engines of logic. Their hardware and software embodies concepts developed by logicians sugh as Gottfried Leibniz and Kurt Godel.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 270
Size: 6.40" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Leibniz's Dream
Boole Turns Logic into Algebra
Frege: From Breakthrough to Despair
Cantor: Detour through Infinity
Hilbert to the Rescue
Godel Upsets the Applecart
Turing Conceives of the All-Purpose Computer
Making the First Universal Computers
Beyond Leibniz's Dream