Automata and Languages presents a step-by-step development of the theory
of automata, languages and computation. Intended to be used as the basis
of an introductory course to this theory at both junior and senior levels,
the text is organized in such a way as to allow the design of various
courses based on selected material.
Areas featured in the book include:-
basic models of computation
formal languages and their properties
computability, decidability and complexity
a discussion of the modern trends in the theory of automata and
design of programming languages, including the development of a new
compiler design, including the construction of a complete compiler
Alexander Meduna uses clear definitions, easy-to-follow proofs and helpful
examples to make formerly obscure concepts easy to understand. He also
includes challenging exercises and programming projects to enhance the
reader's comprehension, and, to put the theory firmly into a 'real world'
context, he presents lots of realistic illustrations and applications in
practical computer science.