COMPUTABILITY. An introduction to recursive function theory. NIGEL CUTLAND. Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Hull. CAMBRIDGE. Citation. Enderton, H. B. Review: Nigel Cutland, Computability. An Introduction to Recursive Function Theory. J. Symbolic Logic 52 (), no. 1, CSComputability/Computability,An Introduction To Recursive Function Theory (Cutland).pdf. aa37c96 on Mar 22, @nausicaasnow nausicaasnow init.

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Write a customer review. I think it is very suitable for Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. The theoretical framework which enables such questions to be answered has been developed over the last fifty years from the idea of a computable function: The reader should find more advanced topics, such Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem, the Recursion Theorem’s, and Uctland to be quite accessible.

The later chapters give little feeling for how it all fits together and why we should care. Ships from and sold by Amazon. For this reader, Chapter 9 was unremittingly tedious to read, a completely theoretical treatment, with no linkage at all to good examples of cutand concrete ‘reductions’ in earlier chapters.

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An Introduction to Recursive Function Theory

See all 9 reviews. It is, however, worth deciding whether you are in computabiliry target audience before making a purchase. This uniqueness of the URM model also means it is independent of the Chomsky hierarchy of language classes that run on those automata just mentioned.

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I read this book 12Jun to 30Jul The Rogers text is a cufland credible ‘next level’ read for after reading this very good book presently under review. What are their inherent theoretical limitations? English Choose a language for shopping. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It covers basic aspects of recursion theory, Godel numbering, the structure of recursive and recursively enumerable sets, and even a brief and quite sketchy foray into thory results at the end.

The writing is clear and exercises are interspersed and follow naturally from the explanations. Clean and clearly written, self-contained. Proofs are explanatory and easy to follow, though often rather informal.

This book can come later to fill in some of the mathematical properties. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Computability is thus a branch of mathematics which is of relevance also to computer scientists and philosophers. Showing of 9 reviews. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. In fact, I’ve started reading the Hartley Rogers text on Wed 24Jul13, while keeping the Cutland on hand during that read.

Recursively Enumerable Sets and Degrees: Buy the selected items together This item: Mathematics students with no prior knowledge of the subject and computer science students who wish to supplement their practical expertise with some theoretical background will find this book of use and interest. However, it looses some of its best qualities about halfway through the book. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Read functiion Read less.


Enderton : Review: Nigel Cutland, Computability. An Introduction to Recursive Function Theory

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Many of those uses are in proofs of theorems, the worst place for them. It deviates considerably from other traditional treatments.

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An Introduction to Recursion Theory. This is a well-written book, and gives a satisfying account of the field of recursion theory. Learn more about Amazon Prime. It’s a great book if you’ve seen some decidability results, but not a formal mathematical treatment; and if you intend to follow the book and learn what it decides rather than look up specific topics.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I think it is very suitable for those who do want to learn something about some basic principle of computer science. The early chapters give excellent context and motivation, but by chapter 4 that is mostly gone.