This Guide provides an ambitious state-of-the-art survey of the fundamental themes, problems, arguments and theories constituting the philosophy of computing. A complete guide to the philosophy of computing and information. Comprises 26 newly-written chapters by leading international experts. Provides a complete, critical introduction to the field. Each chapter combines careful scholarship with an engaging writing style. Includes an exhaustive glossary of technical terms. Ideal as a course text, but also of interest to researchers and general readers.... Device Alphabet Bits of information per symbol Poea#39;s raven (unary) 1 symbol log(1) = 0 1 coin (binary) 2 equiprobable symbols ... Let us build a slightly more complex system, made of two fair coins A and B. The AB system can produce 4 ordered outputs: ... And for N = 4, by producing an equiprobable symbol the device delivers the sum of the amount of information provided by coin A plus the amount ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2008-04-15|