Perspectives in Computation

University of Chicago Press, 2009

**Paper**: 978-0-226-28855-0 | **Cloth**: 978-0-226-28854-3 | **eISBN**: 978-0-226-28856-7

**Library of Congress Classification** QA267.7.G47 2009

**Dewey Decimal Classification** 511.352

Computation is the process of applying a procedure or algorithm to the solution of a mathematical problem. Mathematicians and physicists have been occupied for many decades pondering which problems can be solved by which procedures, and, for those that can be solved, how this can most efficiently be done. In recent years, quantum mechanics has augmented our understanding of the process of computation and of its limitations.

Requiring little technical knowledge of mathematics or physics, *Perspectives in Computation* will serve both advanced undergraduates and graduate students in mathematics and physics, as well as other scientists working in adjacent fields.

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