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Book Announcement:
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COMPUTABILITY IN CONTEXT: Computation and Logic in the Real World
(ed. S Barry Cooper and Andrea Sorbi)
World Scientific, Feb. 2011
http://www.worldscibooks.com/mathematics/p577.html
Computability has played a crucial role in mathematics and computer
science, leading to the discovery, understanding and classification of
decidable/undecidable problems, paving the way for the modern computer
era, and affecting deeply our view of the world. Recent new paradigms of
computation, based on biological and physical models, address in a
radically new way questions of efficiency and challenge assumptions about
the so-called Turing barrier.
This volume, arising from the conference "Computability in Europe 2007:
Computation and Logic in the Real World", addresses various aspects of the
ways computability and theoretical computer science enable scientists and
philosophers to deal with mathematical and real-world issues, covering
problems related to logic, mathematics, physical processes, real
computation and learning theory. At the same time it will focus on
different ways in which computability emerges from the real world, and how
this affects our way of thinking about everyday computational issues.
Contents:
* Computation, Information, and the Arrow of Time (P Adriaans & P van Emde
Boas)
* The Isomorphism Conjecture for NP (M Agrawal)
* The Ershov Hierarchy (M M Arslanov)
* Complexity and Approximation in Reoptimization (G Ausiello et al.)
* Definability in the Real Universe (S B Cooper)
* HF-Computability (Y L Ershov et al.)
* The Mathematics of Computing Between Logic and Physics (G Longo & T
Paul)
* Liquid State Machines: Motivation, Theory, and Applications (W Maass)
* Experiments on an Internal Approach to Typed Algorithms in Analysis (D
Normann)
* Recursive Functions: An Archeological Look (P Odifreddi)
* Reverse Mathematics and Well-Ordering Principles (M Rathjen & A
Weiermann)
* Discrete Transfinite Computation Models (P D Welch)
ISBN: 978-1-84816-245-7, 1-84816-245-6
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