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Computer Fundamentals and Programming in C
Computer Fundamentals and Programming in C

It provides a thorough understanding of the subject and its applications. The book begins with an introduction to the basic features of a digital computer, number systems and binary arithmetic, Boolean algebra and logic gates, software, operating systems, and the internet. A major part of the book provides a detailed coverage of programming...

Modal Logic: An Introduction to its Syntax and Semantics
Modal Logic: An Introduction to its Syntax and Semantics
In this text, a variety of modal logics at the sentential, first-order, and second-order levels are developed with clarity, precision and philosophical insight. All of the S1-S5 modal logics of Lewis and Langford, among others, are constructed. A matrix, or many-valued semantics, for sentential modal logic is formalized, and an important result...
Algorithmic Puzzles
Algorithmic Puzzles

While many think of algorithms as specific to computer science, at its core algorithmic thinking is defined by the use of analytical logic to solve problems. This logic extends far beyond the realm of computer science and into the wide and entertaining world of puzzles. In Algorithmic Puzzles, Anany and Maria Levitin use many classic...

The Quantum Mechanics of Minds and Worlds
The Quantum Mechanics of Minds and Worlds
The book is at its best when it is distinguishing between the various versions of the Everett interpretation, and would certainly be useful to anyone who whishes to pursue Everett's approach. Barrett wisely separates out what can be reasonably ascribed to Everett, and what work remains to turn Everetts writings into a complete interpretation....
Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology
Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology
Faith and Place takes knowledge of place as a basis for thinking about the relationship between religious belief and our embodied life.

Recent epistemology of religion has appealed to various secular analogues for religious belief - especially analogues drawn from sense perception and scientific theory construction. These approaches tend
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Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction
Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction

We are surrounded by cryptography, from the ATM, where we withdraw cash, mobile phones, and the Internet, to workplace security systems that protect business secrets, and the civil and military codes that protect the skies above us.

In this fascinating introduction to how cryptography actually works, Fred Piper and Sean Murphy highlight...

Algebraic Models in Geometry (Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathematics)
Algebraic Models in Geometry (Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathematics)
Rational homotopy is a very powerful tool for differential topology and geometry. This text aims to provide graduates and researchers with the tools necessary for the use of rational homotopy in geometry. Algebraic Models in Geometry has been written for topologists who are drawn to geometrical problems amenable to topological methods and also...
The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
A symbol for what is not there, an emptiness that increases any number it's added to, an inexhaustible and indispensable paradox. As we enter the year 2000, zero is once again making its presence felt. Nothing itself, it makes possible a myriad of calculations. Indeed, without zero mathematics as we know it would not exist. And without mathematics...
Passionate Engines: What Emotions Reveal about the Mind and Artificial Intelligence
Passionate Engines: What Emotions Reveal about the Mind and Artificial Intelligence
In this unique contribution to philosophical debate, Craig DeLancey shows that our best understanding of emotion provides essential insight on key issues in philosophy of mind and artificial intelligence. DeLancey offers us a bold new approach to the study of the mind based on the latest scientific research, and provides an accessible overview of...
Nature Cures: The History of Alternative Medicine in America
Nature Cures: The History of Alternative Medicine in America
Thorough, enjoyable, and rigorous, this study documents the major "unconventional" healing movements of 19th- and 20th-century America. Whorton (history of medicine, Univ. of Washington) traces the origins and influences of Thomsonianism, homeopathy, mesmerism, Christian Science, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and acupuncture,...
Oxford Textbook of Philosophy of Psychiatry (International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry)
Oxford Textbook of Philosophy of Psychiatry (International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry)
The publication of the Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry marks a step forward in the practical interaction between philosophy and medicine, especially psychiatric medicine. Through the growth of teaching in Bioethics (as well as of research and publication), the overlap between philosophical...
Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Code-breaking Computers (Popular Science)
Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Code-breaking Computers (Popular Science)
"An excellent, ground breaking book, highly recommended."--Books-On-Line

The American ENIAC is customarily regarded as having been the starting point of electronic computation. This book rewrites the history of computer science, arguing that in reality Colossus--the giant computer built by the British secret service during
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