2013 | Computer Science | Book
Modelling Computing Systems
Mathematics for Computer Science
Authors: Faron Moller, Georg Struth
Publisher: Springer London
Print ISBN: 978-1-84800-321-7
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-84800-322-4
2013 | Computer Science | Book
Authors: Faron Moller, Georg Struth
Publisher: Springer London
Print ISBN: 978-1-84800-321-7
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-84800-322-4
This engaging text presents the fundamental mathematics and modelling techniques for computing systems in a novel and light-hearted way, which can be easily followed by students at the very beginning of their university education. Key concepts are taught through a large collection of challenging yet fun mathematical games and logical puzzles that require no prior knowledge about computers. The text begins with intuition and examples as a basis from which precise concepts are then developed; demonstrating how, by working within the confines of a precise structured method, the occurrence of errors in the system can be drastically reduced.
Features: demonstrates how game theory provides a paradigm for an intuitive understanding of the nature of computation; contains more than 400 exercises throughout the text, with detailed solutions to half of these presented at the end of the book, together with numerous theorems, definitions and examples; describes a modelling approach based on state transition systems.