- 出版社: Holt Paperbacks; Enlarged, Enlarged and Updated Editon (1993年7月15日)
- 平装: 480页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0805071660
- 条形码: 9780805071665
- 商品尺寸: 16.4 x 2.6 x 23.6 cm
- 商品重量: 726 g
- 品牌: Holt Paperbacks
- ASIN: 0805071660
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The New Turing Omnibus: Sixty-Six Excursions in Computer Science (英语) 平装 – 1993年7月15日
“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
A. K. Dewdney teaches computer science at the University of Western Ontario.
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Really love this book, highly recommended. Some essays are easy and can be casually cruised through in 5 minutes, others are very tech heavy and you'll need external research books to be able to get through the barely explained equations (esp. Art of Computer Programming), but they are all very interesting to learn about.
The 66 excursions cover a lot of ground, but often return to Turing machines, finite-state machines, and NP-completeness problems. I might have enjoyed more on algorithm analysis, computer languages, and game analysis. Additionally there are new topics since this 1992 publication, such as quantum computing, Bioinformatics, Internet related topics on virus and encrypting, and a raft of social questions including privacy. I hope the "Turing omnibus" refuels for another update.
Dewdney is the greatest Canadian writer.