The New Turing Omnibus

Sixty-Six Excursions in Computer Science

A. K. Dewdney

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No other volume provides as broad, as thorough, or as accessible an introduction to the realm of computers as A. K. Dewdney's The Turing Omnibus.

Updated and expanded, The Turing Omnibus offers 66 concise, brilliantly written articles on the major points of interest in computer science theory, technology, and applications. New for this tour: 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.

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Praise for The New Turing Omnibus

"Wonderfully concise discussions . . . full of wit . . . It is nearly the perfect book for the noncomputer scientists who want to learn something about the field."—Nature

"Recommended as a general topics source for anyone interested in computer science. Dewdney's use of unusual and practical examples and illustrations to explain the material makes his very readable prose even better."—Choice

"A useful book of worthwhile diversions."—Computer Books Review

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A. K. Dewdney

A. K. Dewdney teaches computer science at the University of Western Ontario.

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The New Turing Omnibus
Sixty-Six Excursions in Computer Science
A. K. Dewdney

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
July 1993
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805071665
ISBN10: 0805071660
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 480 pages
$31.99
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