Automata Theory with Modern Applications

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Automata Theory with Modern Applications

By James A. Anderson

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Recent applications to biomolecular science and DNA computing have created a new audience for automata theory and formal languages. This is the only introductory book to cover such applications. It begins with a clear and readily understood exposition of the fundamentals that assumes only a background in discrete mathematics. The first five chapters give a gentle but rigorous coverage of basic ideas as well as topics not found in other texts at this level, including codes, retracts and semiretracts. Chapter 6 introduces combinatorics on words and uses it to describe a visually inspired approach to languages. The final chapter explains recently-developed language theory coming from developments in bioscience and DNA computing. With over 350 exercises (for which solutions are available), many examples and illustrations, this text will make an ideal contemporary introduction for students; others, new to the field, will welcome it for self-learning.

Subject: Mathematics & Statistics -> Calculus -> Discrete Mathematics

Automata Theory with Modern Applications
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 6/22/06
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511223013
ISBN 13: 9780511223013
Print ISBN: 9780521848879

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