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This is accomplished by a rigorous presentation of concepts and theorems accompanied by a generous supply of examples.

Each chapter ends with a set of exercises that reinforces and augments the material covered in the chapter. The presentation of formal language and automata theory examines the relationships between the grammars and abstract machines of the Chomsky hierarchy.

Parsing context- free languages is presented via standard graph-searching algorithms immediately follow- ing the introduction of context-free grammars.

Considering parsing at this point reinforces the need for a formal approach to language definition and motivates the development of normal forms.

Chapters on LL and LR grammars are included to permit a presen- tation of formal language theory that serves as a foundation to a course in compiler design. Finite-state automata and Turing machines provide the framework for the study of ef- fective computation. The equivalence of the languages generated by the grammars and recognized by the machines of the Chomsky hierarchy is established. The coverage of computability includes decidability, the Church-Turing thesis, and the equivalence of Tur- ing computability and pi-recursive functions.

The classes TP and NY of solvable decision problems and the theory of NP-completeness are introduced by analyzing the time com- plexity of Turing machines. To make these topics accessible to the undergraduate student, no special mathemati- cal prerequisites are assumed.

Instead, Chapter 1 introduces the mathematical tools of the theory of computing: naive set theory, recursive definitions, and proof by mathematical in- duction. With the exception of the specialized topics in Sections 1. Section 1. Equivalence rela- tions, introduced in Section 1. The investigation of computability was motivated by two fundamental questions: What is an algorithm?

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An answer to the first question requires a formal model of computation. It may seem that the combination of a computer and high-level programming language, which clearly constitute a computational system, would provide the ideal framework for the study of computability. Only a little consideration is needed to see difficulties with this approach. What computer?

How much memory should it have? What programming language? Moreover, the selection of a particular computer and language may have inadvertent and unwanted consequences for the answer to the second question.

A problem that may be solved on one computer configuration may not be solvable on another.

Introduction The question of whether a problem is algorithmically solvable should be independent of the model computation used: Either there is an algorithmic solution to a problem or there is no such solution. Consequently, a system that is capable of performing all possible algorithmic computations is needed to appropriately address the question of computability. The characterization of general algorithmic computation has been a major area of research for mathematicians and logicians since the s.

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Many different systems have been proposed as models of computation, including recursive functions, the lambda calculus of Alonzo Church, Markov systems, and the abstract machines developed by Alan Turing. All of these systems, and many others designed for this purpose, have been shown to be capable of solving the same set of problems. One interpretation of the Church-Turing thesis, which will be discussed in Chapters 11 and 13, is that a problem has an algorithmic solution only if it can be solved in any and hence all of these computational systems.

Because of its simplicity and its similarity to the modern computer, we will use the Turing machine as our framework for the study of computation.

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The Turing machine has many features in common with a computer: It processes input, writes to memory, and produces output. Although Turing machine instructions are primitive compared with those of a computer, it is not difficult to see that the computation of a computer can be simulated by an appropriately defined sequence of Turing machine instructions.

The Turing machine model does, however, avoid the physical limitations of conventional computers; there is no upper bound on the amount of memory or time that may be used in a computation.

Introduction The question of whether a problem is algorithmically solvable should be independent of the model computation used: Either there is an algorithmic solution to a problem or there is no such solution. Consequently, a system that is capable of performing all possible algorithmic computations is needed to appropriately address the question of computability.

The characterization of general algorithmic computation has been a major area of research for mathematicians and logicians since the s.

## Languages and Machines (Thomas A. Sudkamp)

Many different systems have been proposed as models of computation, including recursive functions, the lambda calculus of Alonzo Church, Markov systems, and the abstract machines developed by Alan Turing.

All of these systems, and many others designed for this purpose, have been shown to be capable of solving the same set of problems. One interpretation of the Church-Turing thesis, which will be discussed in Chapters 11 and 13, is that a problem has an algorithmic solution only if it can be solved in any and hence all of these computational systems.

Because of its simplicity and its similarity to the modern computer, we will use the Turing machine as our framework for the study of computation. The Turing machine has many features in common with a computer: It processes input, writes to memory, and produces output.

Although Turing machine instructions are primitive compared with those of a computer, it is not difficult to see that the computation of a computer can be simulated by an appropriately defined sequence of Turing machine instructions.

The Turing machine model does, however, avoid the physical limitations of conventional computers; there is no upper bound on the amount of memory or time that may be used in a computation. Consequently, any problem that can be solved on a computer can be solved with a Turing machine, but the converse of this is not guaranteed.

After accepting the Turing machine as a universal model of effective computation, we can address the question What are the capabilities and limitations of algorithmic computation?

The Church-Turing thesis assures us that a problem is solvable only if there is a suitably designed Turing machine that solves it. To show that a problem has no solution reduces to demonstrating that no Turing machine can be designed to solve the problem. Chapter 1I follows this approach to show that several important questions concerning our ability to predict the outcome of a computation are unsolvable.

Once a problem is known to be solvable, one can begin to consider the efficiency or optimality of a solution. The question how much initiates the study of computational complexity. The time complexity of a Turing machine measures the number of transitions required by a computation. Time complexity is used to partition the set of solvable problems into two classes: tractable and intractable.Moreover, the selection of a particular computer and language may have inadvertent and unwanted consequences for the answer to the second question.

The Turing machine model does, however, avoid the physical limitations of conventional computers; there is no upper bound on the amount of memory or time that may be used in a computation. Hopcroft, R.

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Machine theory. Abstract machines are built to recognize the syntactic properties of languages and to compute functions. Once a problem is known to be solvable, one can begin to consider the efficiency or optimality of a solution.

Chapter 1I follows this approach to show that several important questions concerning our ability to predict the outcome of a computation are unsolvable.

The computations of a machine can be used to recognize a language; an input string is accepted by the machine if the computation initiated with the string indicates its syntatic correctness. Consequently, any problem that can be solved on a computer can be solved with a Turing machine, but the converse of this is not guaranteed.