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020 _a9780198719182
082 _a510.92 TUR
100 _aCopeland, Jack
245 _aTuring : Pioneer of the Information Age
260 _aUnited Kingdom;
_bOxford University Press;
300 _a300 Pages;
520 _aAlan Turing is regarded as one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. But who was Turing, and what did he achieve during his tragically short life of 41 years? Best known as the genius who broke Germany's most secret codes during the war of 1939-45, Turing was also the father of the modern computer. Today, all who 'click-to-open' are familiar with the impact of Turing's ideas. Here, B. Jack Copeland provides an account of Turing's life and work, exploring the key elements of his life-story in tandem with his leading ideas and contributions. The book highlights Turing's contributions to computing and to computer science, including Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life, and the emphasis throughout is on the relevance of his work to modern developments. The story of his contributions to codebreaking during the Second World War is set in the context of his thinking about machines, as is the account of his work in the foundations of mathematics.
650 _aComputer Science
650 _aScience, Mathematics and Technology
650 _aBiography
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