Introduction to the Theory of Complexity

Author: Daniele Bovet,Pierluigi Crescenzi

Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR

ISBN: 9780139153808

Category: Mathematics

Page: 282

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The aim of this book is to review in a systematic way the most significant results obtained in the study of computational complexity theory. A balanced approach which is partly algorithmic and partly structuralist is followed. From an algorithmic point of view, the book is concerned with properties of complexity classes, and identification of structural properties of sets that affect their computational complexity.
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Introduction to Circuit Complexity

A Uniform Approach

Author: Heribert Vollmer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662039273

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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An advanced textbook giving a broad, modern view of the computational complexity theory of boolean circuits, with extensive references, for theoretical computer scientists and mathematicians.
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Computer Aided Systems Theory - EUROCAST 2001

A Selection of Papers from the 8th International Workshop on Computer Aided Systems Theory, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, February 19-23, 2001. Revised Papers

Author: Roberto Moreno-Diaz,Bruno Buchberger,Jose-Luis Freire

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540456546

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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The concept of CAST as Computer Aided Systems Theory, was introduced by F. Pichler in the late 1980s to include those computer theoretical and practical developments as tools to solve problems in System Science. It was considered as the third component (the other two being CAD and CAM) necessary to build the path from Computer and Systems Sciences to practical developments in Science and Engineering. The University of Linz organized the first CAST workshop in April 1988, which demonstrated the acceptance of the concepts by the scientific and technical community. Next, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria joined the University of Linz to organize the first international meeting on CAST, (Las Palmas, February 1989), under the name EUROCAST’89. This was a very successful gathering of systems theorists, computer scientists, and engineers from most European countries, North America, and Japan. It was agreed that EUROCAST international conferences would be organized every two years, alternating between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and a continental European location. Thus, successive EUROCAST meetings have taken place in Krems (1991), Las Palmas (1993), Innsbruck (1995), Las Palmas (1997), and Vienna (1999), in addition to an extra-European CAST Conference in Ottawa in 1994.
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Computer Aided Systems Theory - EUROCAST '97

A Selection of Papers from the Sixth International Workshop on Computer Aided Systems Theory, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, February 24-28, 1997, Proceedings

Author: Franz Pichler,Roberto Moreno-Diaz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 626

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This book constitutes a refereed post-workshop selection of papers presented at the 6th International Workshop on Computer-Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST'97, held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, in February 1997. The 50 revised full papers presented were carefully selected for inclusion in the volume. The book is divided into sections on design environments and tools, theory and methods, engineering systems, intelligent systems, signal processing, and specific methods and applications.
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Computability and Complexity

From a Programming Perspective

Author: Neil D. Jones

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262100649

Category: Computers

Page: 466

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"Neil Jones is one of the precious few computer scientists with great expertise and leadership roles in both formal methods and complexity. This makes his book especially valuable." -- Yuri Gurevich, Professor of Computer Science, University of Michigan Computability and complexity theory should be of central concern to practitioners as well as theorists. Unfortunately, however, the field is known for its impenetrability. Neil Jones's goal as an educator and author is to build a bridge between computability and complexity theory and other areas of computer science, especially programming. In a shift away from the Turing machine- and Gö del number-oriented classical approaches, Jones uses concepts familiar from programming languages to make computability and complexity more accessible to computer scientists and more applicable to practical programming problems. According to Jones, the fields of computability and complexity theory, as well as programming languages and semantics, have a great deal to offer each other. Computability and complexity theory have a breadth, depth, and generality not often seen in programming languages. The programming language community, meanwhile, has a firm grasp of algorithm design, presentation, and implementation. In addition, programming languages sometimes provide computational models that are more realistic in certain crucial aspects than traditional models. New results in the book include a proof that constant time factors do matter for its programming-oriented model of computation. (In contrast, Turing machines have a counterintuitive "constant speedup" property: that almost anyprogram can be made to run faster, by any amount. Its proof involves techniques irrelevant to practice.) Further results include simple characterizations in programming terms of the central complexity classes PTIME and LOGSPACE, and a new approach to complete problems for NLOGSPACE, PTIME, NPTIME, and PSPACE, uniformly based on Boolean programs. "Foundations of Computing series"
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An Introduction to Functional Programming

Author: Richard J. Bird,Philip Wadler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 293

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This is a thorough introduction to the fundamental concepts of functional programming.The book clearly expounds the construction of functional programming as a process of mathematical calculation, but restricts itself to the mathematics relevant to actual program construction. It covers simple and abstract datatypes, numbers, lists, examples, trees, and efficiency. It includes a simple, yet coherent treatment of the Haskell class; a calculus of time complexity; and new coverage of monadic input-output.
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Environmental Modelling

Finding Simplicity in Complexity

Author: John Wainwright,Mark Mulligan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118351487

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

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Simulation models are an established method used to investigate processes and solve practical problems in a wide variety of disciplines. Central to the concept of this second edition is the idea that environmental systems are complex, open systems. The authors present the diversity of approaches to dealing with environmental complexity and then encourage readers to make comparisons between these approaches and between different disciplines. Environmental Modelling: Finding Simplicity in Complexity 2nd edition is divided into four main sections: An overview of methods and approaches to modelling. State of the art for modelling environmental processes Tools used and models for management Current and future developments. The second edition evolves from the first by providing additional emphasis and material for those students wishing to specialize in environmental modelling. This edition: Focuses on simplifying complex environmental systems. Reviews current software, tools and techniques for modelling. Gives practical examples from a wide variety of disciplines, e.g. climatology, ecology, hydrology, geomorphology and engineering. Has an associated website containing colour images, links to WWW resources and chapter support pages, including data sets relating to case studies, exercises and model animations. This book is suitable for final year undergraduates and postgraduates in environmental modelling, environmental science, civil engineering and biology who will already be familiar with the subject and are moving on to specialize in the field. It is also designed to appeal to professionals interested in the environmental sciences, including environmental consultants, government employees, civil engineers, geographers, ecologists, meteorologists, and geochemists.
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Seventh IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems

Proceedings : Skövde, Sweden, June 11-13, 2001

Author: Sten F. Andler,Michael Gerard Hinchey,Jeff Offutt

Publisher: IEEE

ISBN: 9780769511597

Category: Computers

Page: 281

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Contributions are arranged into 12 sessions, which include real-time issues; a panel discussion focusing on issues with Web site software; formal issues; industrial experiences; a panel addressing dependability in industrial systems and risk management of complex systems; architecture; testing; and analysis and modeling. The table of contents lists three keynotes speeches, but only one of them is presented (F. Dahlgren's discussion of the design challenges involved in future mobile phones). The other two consist only of a brief abstract and several paragraphs about the authors, curiously omitting the text of the keynote speech itself. Contributors primarily consist of researchers from Europe, Asia, and North America. Lacks a subject index. c. Book News Inc.
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