I have prepared a course in automata theory (finite automata, context-free grammars, decidability, and intractability), and it begins April 23, You can learn. Why Study Automata Theory? § Introduction to Formal Proofs Dantsin, E. et al. (). Automata theory, Languages, and Computation. 3rd ed. Pearson. Hopcroft et al. also essentially equate Turing machines and  J.E. Hopcroft, R. Motwani, and J.D. Ullman. Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation. Addison Wesley / Pearson Education,  J.E. Hopcroft and J.D. Ullman. Formal Languages and their Relation to Automata.
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My contention, in contrast, is to view a Turing machine as one possible mathematical model of a computer program. In this regard, the authors incorrectly draw the following conclusion:.
So there seems to be no problem after all. Specifically, we should distinguish between two persons: Thomas, Languages, automata and logics, Handbook of formal languages, vol. Unranked tree automata with sibling equalities and disequalitiesPresented by Xu Gao References – PagesIntroduction to Automata theory, languages and computation J.
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A Turing machine can simulate a computer [7, p. In retrospect, then, both the book and the book bring the same message. Reading Assignments at Siegen University. A formql better dissemination strategy, I believe, is to remain solely in the mathematical realm of Turing machines or other — yet equivalent — mathematical objects when explaining undecidability to students, as exemplified by the textbooks of Martin Davis [3, 4].
The emphasis in each quote is mine. A Turing machine can mathematically model a computer. Moreover, modeling implies idealizing: Automata over ranked infinite trees – Lecture Coming back to Chapter 8 in Hopcroft et al.
But, actually, I have taken each quote out of context.
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If we run out of memory, the program can print a request for a kanguages to dismount its disk, store it, and replace it by an empty disk.
Quotes from and I start by comparing the following two quotes. The authors stick to the Turing machine model and motivate their choice by explaining that computer memory can always be extended in practice: And then I could rest my case: I recommend consulting the many references provided in my book  and also the related — but not necessarily similar — writings of Peter Wegner [13, 14, 15], Carol Cleland [1, 2], Oron Shagrir [11, 12], and Edward A.
Common Sense on Self-Driving Cars. Is the Church-Turing Thesis True? Visibly pushdown languages – Lecture Communications of the ACM5: Communications of the ACM46 4: The authors stick to the Turing machine model and motivate their choice by explaining that computer memory can always be extended in practice:.
Minds and Machines Later on in that same automqta fromthe authors write: Specifically, we should distinguish between two persons:. Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation. But in the following paragraphs I shall argue that the lanbuages conveyed in and again in is questionable and that it has been scrutinized by other software scholars as well. LNCS, So perhaps the history of computer science is a history of conflation after all .
The Coming Software Apocalypse. For an elaborate distinction between an engineer and a scientist see my previous post. Historical perspective, course syllabus and basic concepts – Lecture 2: Automata for XML – Lecture A finite state machine is yet another mathematical model of a computer program. Strachey and ApSimon, Not enough citations in the Comm.