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New Turing Omnibus (New Turning Omnibus:
66 Excursions in Computer Science)

by A.K. Dewdney

ISBN 0716782715 / 9780716782711 / 0-7167-8271-5
Publisher W H Freeman & Co (Sd)
Language English
Edition Softcover
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This text provides a broad introduction to the realm of computers. Updated and expanded, "The New Turing Omnibus" offers 66 concise articles on the major points of interest in computer science theory, technology and applications. New for this edition are: 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. [via]