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# Turing's Vision: The Birth of Computer Science

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In 1936, when he was just twenty-four years old, Alan Turing wrote a remarkable paper in which he outlined the theory of computation, laying out the ideas that underlie all modern computers. This groundbreaking and powerful theory now forms the basis of computer science. In

*Turing's Vision*, Chris Bernhardt explains the theory, Turing's most important contribution, for the ...more## Get A Copy

Hardcover, 208 pages

Published
May 13th 2016
by Mit Press

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Most people know Alan Turing as the code-breaker, who shorted the WWII ...more

That being said, I do have a CS background, and do not think I would have been able as nicely without it. But given the difficulty of the topic, Bernhardt does a ...more

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Turing's most important intellectual work is his paper ‘On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungs problem’, published in 1936. If you've ever ...more

"Anything that can be computed can be computed by a Turing machine." (62)

"'A man ...more

Perfect concise historical and mathematical overview of computational theory and Turing’s contribution.

Too hard for my brain. Perhaps the General Reader is equated to a precocious 13 year old Logician/Wizard.

Nice cover tho. Text that covers the entire subject's face is still impactful and somewhat shocking.

Ultimately I'm disappointed I won't learn too all the things about maths and computers and stuff and things.

In other news, the copy editing was terrible.

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