The Resource The universal computer : the road from Leibniz to Turing, Martin Davis, (electronic resource)

The universal computer : the road from Leibniz to Turing, Martin Davis, (electronic resource)

Label
The universal computer : the road from Leibniz to Turing
Title
The universal computer
Title remainder
the road from Leibniz to Turing
Statement of responsibility
Martin Davis
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The breathtakingly rapid pace of change in computing makes it easy to overlook the pioneers who began it all. Written by Martin Davis, respected logician and researcher in the theory of computation, The Universal Computer: The Road from Leibniz to Turing explores the fascinating lives, ideas, and discoveries of seven remarkable mathematicians. It tells the stories of the unsung heroes of the computer age -- the logicians. The story begins with Leibniz in the 17th century and then focuses on Boole, Frege, Cantor, Hilbert, and Godel, before turning to Turing. Turing's analysis of algorithmic pro
Cataloging source
N$T
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1928-
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Davis, Martin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.17
LC item number
.D38 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ebrary
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  • Electronic digital computers
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • Electronic digital computers
Label
The universal computer : the road from Leibniz to Turing, Martin Davis, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "An A K Peters Book"
  • Made available online by ebrary
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leibniz's dream -- Boole turns logic into algebra -- Frege : from breakthrough to despair -- Cantor : detour through infinity -- Hilbert to the rescue -- Gödel upsets the applecart -- Turing conceives of the all-purpose computer -- Making the first universal computers -- Beyond Leibniz's dream
Edition
Turing centenary ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466505209
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613908667
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
390866
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773034282
  • (OCoLC)ocn773034282
Label
The universal computer : the road from Leibniz to Turing, Martin Davis, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "An A K Peters Book"
  • Made available online by ebrary
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leibniz's dream -- Boole turns logic into algebra -- Frege : from breakthrough to despair -- Cantor : detour through infinity -- Hilbert to the rescue -- Gödel upsets the applecart -- Turing conceives of the all-purpose computer -- Making the first universal computers -- Beyond Leibniz's dream
Edition
Turing centenary ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466505209
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613908667
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
390866
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773034282
  • (OCoLC)ocn773034282

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