Current Trends in Theoretical Computer Science: Entering the 21st Century

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World Scientific, 2001 - Computers - 880 pages
The scientific developments at the end of the past millennium were dominated by the huge increase and diversity of disciplines with the common label OC computer scienceOCO. The theoretical foundations of such disciplines have become known as theoretical computer science . This book highlights some key issues of theoretical computer science as they seem to us now, at the beginning of the new millennium. The text is based on columns and tutorials published in the Bulletin of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science in the period 1995OCo2000. The columnists themselves selected the material they wanted for the book, and the editors had a chance to update their work. Indeed, much of the material presented here appears in a form quite different from the original. Since the presentation of most of the articles is reader-friendly and does not presuppose much knowledge of the area, the book constitutes suitable supplementary reading material for various courses in computer science. Contents: Computational Complexity (E Allender et al.); Formal Specification (H Ehrig et al.); Login in Computer Science (Y Gurevich et al.); Concurrency (M Nielsen et al.); Natural Computing (G Rozenberg et al.); Formal Language Theory (A Salomaa et al.). Readership: Researchers, graduate students and senior undergraduates in computer science."
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 Formal Specification
115
Chapter 3 Logic In Computer Science
233
Chapter 4 Concurrency
437
Chapter 5 Natural Computing
543
Chapter 6 Formal Language Theory
691
About the Editors
867
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