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Computation and its limits

W. Paul Cockshott

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- 35 Currently reading

Published
**2012**
by Oxford University Press in Oxford [England], New York
.

Written in English

- Mathematics,
- Numerical analysis,
- Computer science,
- Data processing,
- Electronic data processing

**Edition Notes**

Includes bibliographical references (p. [216]-225) and index.

Statement | Paul Cockshott, Lewis M. Mackenzie, Greg Michaelson |

Contributions | Mackenzie, L. M., Michaelson, Greg, 1953- |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA76.95 .C55 2012 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | vi, 239 p. : |

Number of Pages | 239 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL25346275M |

ISBN 10 | 0199640327 |

ISBN 10 | 9780199640324 |

LC Control Number | 2011945375 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 761379949 |

Book Description. Limits of Computation: An Introduction to the Undecidable and the Intractable offers a gentle introduction to the theory of computational complexity. It explains the difficulties of computation, addressing problems that have no algorithm at all and problems that cannot be solved efficiently. Buy Cockshott, P: Computation and its Limits from Although we are entirely unaware of it, computation is central to all aspects of our existences. Every day we solve, or try to solve, a myriad of problems, from the utterly trivial to the bafflingly complex. This book explains why it is possible to do computation and what the ultimate limits of it are, as understood by modern : $

Computation and its Limits. This page intentionally left blank Computation and its Limits. Paul Cockshott University of Glasgow. Lewis M. Mackenzie University of Glasgow. Greg Michaelson Heriot-Watt University. 3 3 Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research. This book explains why it is possible to do Computation and what the ultimate limits of it are, as understood by modern science. 英文书摘要. Computation and its Limits is an innovative cross-disciplinary investigation of the relationship between computing and physical reality. It begins by exploring the mystery of why mathematics is so.

Going beyond Computation and Its Limits: Injecting Cognition into Computing. DOI: /am, PP. The book provides the ﬁrst textbook treatment of space-time tradeoffs and memory hierarchies as well as a comprehensive introduction to traditional com-putational complexity. Its treatment of circuit complexity is modern and substantative, and parallelism is integrated throughout. Plan of the Book Thebookhasthreeparts. PartI(Chapter1 File Size: 4MB.

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Computation and its Limits is an innovative cross-disciplinary investigation of the relationship between computing and physical reality. It begins by exploring the mystery of why mathematics is so effective in science and seeks to explain this in terms of the modelling of one part of physical reality by another.

Computation and its Limits is an innovative cross-disciplinary investigation of the relationship between computing and physical reality. It begins by exploring the mystery of why mathematics is so effective in science and seeks to explain this in terms of the modelling of one part of physical reality by another.

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Limits to Parallel Computation: P-Completeness Theory RAYMOND GREENLAW University of New Hampshire H. JAMES HOOVER University of Alberta WALTER L. RUZZO Overview of This Book 17 2 Parallel Models of Computation 19 Introduction 19 The PRAM Model 21 The Boolean Circuit Model 26 Uniform Circuit Families Avi Wigderson Mathematics and Computation Draft: Ma Acknowledgments In this book I tried to present some of the knowledge and understanding I acquired in my four decades in the eld.

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[1] conclude their book “Computation and its limits” with the paragraph “ The key property of general-purpose computer is that they are general pur-pose.

We can use them to deterministically model any physical system, of which they are not themselves a part. The limits of computation are governed by a number of different factors.

In particular, there are several physical and practical limits to the amount of computation or data storage that can be performed with a given amount of mass, volume, or energy.

its to computations and computers, we will also discuss attempts to overcome them, and consider why they are ultimately ill-founded. The rest of this book is organised as follows: •list of chapter summaries Acknowledgements.

Section Computing Limits. In the previous section we saw that there is a large class of functions that allows us to use \[\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to a} f\left(x \right) = f\left(a \right)\] to compute limits. However, there are also many limits for which this won’t work easily.

Contingent Computation by M. Beatrice Fazi is a brilliantly original work arguing that the contingent does not lie outside computation but at its very heart, in the demonstrations by Gödel and Turing that some problems are incomputable and that formal systems, including computational axiomatics, are incomplete.

Her approach opens our understanding of what computers can—and cannot—do to. In computability theory, a function is called limit computable if it is the limit of a uniformly computable sequence of functions. The terms computable in the limit, limit recursive and recursively approximable are also used.

One can think of limit computable functions as those admitting an eventually correct computable guessing procedure at their true value.

Major Advance Reveals the Limits of Computation Mike Winkelmann At first glance, the big news coming out of this summer’s conference on the theory of computing appeared to be something of a letdown.

Oh I finished this awesome book. The first time I read the books title, I thought it's gonna be a boring deep philosophical book fulling of complex philosophers discussions, but instead I found a simple book discussing the different limitations and contradictions that our thinking might lead us to, the book raised these limitations by presenting several paradoxes and its explication using 4/5.

This led me to search for an introductory book on the limits of computation, finding Computation and its Limits by Paul Coockshott (). The book provides a clear explanation of what computation is in its second chapter, along with a succinct historical overview of computational machines (more developed in the third chapter).This paper begins where their book ends by proposing a way to push the computation beyond its current limits circumventing the Gödel’s prohibition on self-reflection in computing systems.

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