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Alan Turing: His Work and Impact

“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

In this accessible new selection of writings by Information Age pioneer Alan Turing, readers will find many of the most significant contributions from the four-volume set of the Collected Works of A. M. Turing. These contributions, together with commentaries from current experts in a wide spectrum of 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, Alan Turing: His Work and Impact gives wide coverage of the many ways in which Turing’s scientific endeavors have impacted current research and understanding of the world. His pivotal writings on subjects including computing, artificial intelligence, cryptography, morphogenesis, and more display continued relevance and insight into today’s scientific and technological landscape. This collection provides a great service to researchers, but is also an approachable entry point for readers with limited training in the science, but an urge 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.

Table of Contents
Part I. How Do We Compute? What Can We Prove?
Part II. Hiding and Unhiding Information: Cryptology, Complexity and Number Theory
Part III. Building a Brain: Intelligent Machines, Practice and Theory
Part IV. The mathematics of emergence: the mysteries of morphogenesis

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 944 pages
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science (May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0123869803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0123869807
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