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O todays students NEW Increased usage of figures and pictures to help convey ideas NEW More detail and intuition provided for definitions and proofs NEW Provides special side boxes to present supplemental material that may be of interest to readers NEW Includes exercises including many at a lower level NEW Presents program like notation for PDAs and Turing machines NEW Incre. best text book for an introduction on this subject Edouard Manet usage of figures and pictures to help convey ideas NEW More detail and intuition provided for definitions and proofs NEW Provides special side boxes to present supplemental material that may be of interest to readers NEW Includes exercises including many at a lower level NEW Presents program like notation for PDAs and Turing machines NEW Incre. best text book for an introduction on this subject

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It has been than 20 years since this classic book on formal languages automata theory and computational complexity was first published With this long awaited revision the authors continue to present the theory in a concise and straightforward manner now with an eye out for the practical applications They have revised this book to make it accessible to today's students includ. Read in tandem with the definitive Sipser text on the topic I would recommend Sipser as it is much better at simply communicating the raw concepts but is weak in application to keep you engaged And that is where this text delivers It kept me interested in the topics so that I would dig deeper in to Sipser The two are parallel from start to finish so it made an excellent companion

### review Introduction to Automata Theory Languages and Computation

Ing the addition of material on writing proofs figures and pictures to convey ideas side boxes to highlight other interesting material and a less formal writing style Exercises at the end of each chapter including some new easier exercises help readers confirm and enhance their understanding of the material NEW Completely rewritten to be less formal providing accessibility t. Enjoyed studying undergraduate CS theory from this book It was interesting enough for me to read the half we didn t get to in class s on my own and it didn t reuire monumental effort re reading outside materials to understand the subject matter In that regard I would say it is a find undergrad book but probably not the best choice for grad level studies It does seem to cover a lot of the expected knowledge that shows up in other classes and it doesn t presuppose the student is an expert at magnetically proof but also does not avoid proofs

Read in tandem with the definitive Sipser text on the topic I would recommend Sipser as it is much better at simply communicating the raw concepts but is weak in application to keep you engaged And that is where this text delivers It kept me interested in the topics so that I would dig deeper in to Sipser The two are parallel from

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This is the original edition which has a nice description of CSGs and LBA These two topics are omitted in later editions I lost my personal copy of the original edition and ordered the later edition only to find that several important topics including the above two which are of particular interest to me to be missing While the missing topics are not very practical they have certain theoretical beauty The two

I haven't read the original version of this book which some computer scientists told me that they prefer But for my own sake as an engineering who just want to get a grasp of some basic ideas about automata Turing machine decidability and NP vs P I would say this book is the perfect match

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Enjoyed studying undergraduate CS theory from this book It was interesting enough for me to read the half we didn't get to in class's on my own and it didn't reuire monumental effort re reading outside materials

Picked up from Saida Akhter in exchange for ECE 372 Project Report on January 30th 2012Order # 002 3203239 5060233Leave seller feedbackSeller Ammad contact this sellerItems 1 of Introduction to Automata Theory Languages and Computation 3rd Edition by John E Hopcroft Hardcover

Translated to farsi with Ahmad Reza JaliliIt's my reference on this term teachingIt had good slides in it's site translated to farsi by Dr Minaei

best text book for an introduction on this subject

A classic so there's not much to say I did find the notation somewhat cumbersome