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The Turing guide, B. Jack Copeland ; Jonathan P. Bowen ; Mark Spreval ; Robin Wilson and others

Label
The Turing guide
Title
The Turing guide
Statement of responsibility
B. Jack Copeland ; Jonathan P. Bowen ; Mark Spreval ; Robin Wilson and others
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alan Turing has long proved a subject of fascination, but following the centenary of his birth in 2012, the code-breaker, computer pioneer, mathematician (and much more) has become even more celebrated with much media coverage, and several meetings, conferences and books raising public awareness of Turing's life and work. This volume will bring together contributions from some of the leading experts on Alan Turing to create a comprehensive guide to Turing that will serve as a useful resource for researchers in the area as well as the increasingly interested general reader. The book will cover aspects of Turing's life and the wide range of his intellectual activities, including mathematics, code-breaking, computer science, logic, artificial intelligence and mathematical biology, as well as his subsequent influence
Cataloging source
YDX
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Copeland, Jack,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1977-
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  • Bowen, Jonathan,
  • Sprevak, Mark
  • Wilson, Robin,
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  • Turing, Alan
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Computers
  • Computer engineering
  • Cryptography
  • Computer engineering
  • Computers
  • Cryptography
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Great Britain
Label
The Turing guide, B. Jack Copeland ; Jonathan P. Bowen ; Mark Spreval ; Robin Wilson and others
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Biography: Life and work / Jack Copeland and Jonathan Bowen -- The man with the terrible trousers / Sir John Dermot Turing -- Meeting a genius / Peter Hilton -- Crime and punishment / Jack Copeland -- Part II. The universal machine and beyond: A century of Turing / Stephen Wolfram -- Turing's great invention: the universal computing machine / Jack Copeland -- Hilbert and his famous problem / Jack Copeland -- Turing and orogins of digital computers / Brian Randell -- Part III. Codebreaker: At Bletchley Park / Jack Copeland -- The Enigma machine / Joel Greenberg -- Breaking machines with a pencil / Mavis Batey -- Bombes / Jack Copeland (with Jean Valentine and Catherine Caughey) -- Introducing Banburisms / Edward Simpson -- TunnY: Hitler's biggest fish / Jack Copeland -- We were the world's first computer operators / Eleanor Ireland -- The Testery: breaking Hitler's most secret code / Jerry Roberts -- Ultra revelations / Brian Randell -- Delilah -- encrypting speech / Jack Copeland -- Turing's monument / Simon Greensih, Jonathan Bowen and jack Copeland -- Part IV. Computers after the war: Baby / Jack Copeland -- ACE / Martin Campbell-Kelly -- Turing's zeitgeist / Brian Carpenter and Robert Doran -- Computer music / Jack Copeland and Jason Long -- Turing, Lovelace, and Babbage / Doron Swade -- Part V. Artifical Intelligence and the mind: Intelligent machinery / Jack Copeland -- Turing's model of the mind / Mark Sprevak -- The Turing test -- from every angle / Diane Proudfoot -- Turing's concept of intelligence / Diane Proudfoot -- Connectionism: computing with neurons / Jack Copeland and Diane Proudfoot -- Child machines / Diane Proudfoot -- Computer chess -- the first moments / Jack Copeland and Dani Prinz -- Turing and the paranormal / David Leavitt -- Part VI. Biological growth: Pioneer of articial life / Margaret Boden -- Turing's theory of morphogenesis / Thomas Woolley, Ruth Baker, and Philip Maini -- Radiolaria: validating the Turing theory / Bernard Richards -- Part VII. Mathematics: Introdung Turing's mathematics / Robin Whitty and Robin Wilson -- Decidability and the Entscheidungsproblem / Robin Whitty -- Banburismus revisited: depths and Bayes / Edward Simpson -- Turing and randomness / Rod Downey -- Turing's mentor, Max Newman / Ivor Gratton-Guinness -- Part VIII. Finale: Is the whole universe a computer? / Jack Copeland, Mark Sprevak, and Oron Shagrir -- Turing's legacy / Jonathan Bowen and Jack Copeland
Control code
958479379
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 546 pages
Isbn
9780198747833
Lccn
2016946810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958479379
Label
The Turing guide, B. Jack Copeland ; Jonathan P. Bowen ; Mark Spreval ; Robin Wilson and others
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Biography: Life and work / Jack Copeland and Jonathan Bowen -- The man with the terrible trousers / Sir John Dermot Turing -- Meeting a genius / Peter Hilton -- Crime and punishment / Jack Copeland -- Part II. The universal machine and beyond: A century of Turing / Stephen Wolfram -- Turing's great invention: the universal computing machine / Jack Copeland -- Hilbert and his famous problem / Jack Copeland -- Turing and orogins of digital computers / Brian Randell -- Part III. Codebreaker: At Bletchley Park / Jack Copeland -- The Enigma machine / Joel Greenberg -- Breaking machines with a pencil / Mavis Batey -- Bombes / Jack Copeland (with Jean Valentine and Catherine Caughey) -- Introducing Banburisms / Edward Simpson -- TunnY: Hitler's biggest fish / Jack Copeland -- We were the world's first computer operators / Eleanor Ireland -- The Testery: breaking Hitler's most secret code / Jerry Roberts -- Ultra revelations / Brian Randell -- Delilah -- encrypting speech / Jack Copeland -- Turing's monument / Simon Greensih, Jonathan Bowen and jack Copeland -- Part IV. Computers after the war: Baby / Jack Copeland -- ACE / Martin Campbell-Kelly -- Turing's zeitgeist / Brian Carpenter and Robert Doran -- Computer music / Jack Copeland and Jason Long -- Turing, Lovelace, and Babbage / Doron Swade -- Part V. Artifical Intelligence and the mind: Intelligent machinery / Jack Copeland -- Turing's model of the mind / Mark Sprevak -- The Turing test -- from every angle / Diane Proudfoot -- Turing's concept of intelligence / Diane Proudfoot -- Connectionism: computing with neurons / Jack Copeland and Diane Proudfoot -- Child machines / Diane Proudfoot -- Computer chess -- the first moments / Jack Copeland and Dani Prinz -- Turing and the paranormal / David Leavitt -- Part VI. Biological growth: Pioneer of articial life / Margaret Boden -- Turing's theory of morphogenesis / Thomas Woolley, Ruth Baker, and Philip Maini -- Radiolaria: validating the Turing theory / Bernard Richards -- Part VII. Mathematics: Introdung Turing's mathematics / Robin Whitty and Robin Wilson -- Decidability and the Entscheidungsproblem / Robin Whitty -- Banburismus revisited: depths and Bayes / Edward Simpson -- Turing and randomness / Rod Downey -- Turing's mentor, Max Newman / Ivor Gratton-Guinness -- Part VIII. Finale: Is the whole universe a computer? / Jack Copeland, Mark Sprevak, and Oron Shagrir -- Turing's legacy / Jonathan Bowen and Jack Copeland
Control code
958479379
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 546 pages
Isbn
9780198747833
Lccn
2016946810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958479379

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