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About this book
Automata and Languages presents a step-by-step development of the theory of automata, languages and computation. Intended to be used as the basis of an introductory course to this theory at both junior and senior levels, the text is organized in such a way as to allow the design of various courses based on selected material. Areas featured in the book include:- * basic models of computation * formal languages and their properties * computability, decidability and complexity * a discussion of the modern trends in the theory of automata and formal languages * design of programming languages, including the development of a new programming language * compiler design, including the construction of a complete compiler Alexander Meduna uses clear definitions, easy-to-follow proofs and helpful examples to make formerly obscure concepts easy to understand. He also includes challenging exercises and programming projects to enhance the reader's comprehension, and, to put the theory firmly into a 'real world' context, he presents lots of realistic illustrations and applications in practical computer science.
Automat LA Turing algorithms automata complexity computability formal language programming language regular expressions