Computer Science: An Overview
Now in its eighth edition, this book continues to provide a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the dynamic field of computer science using a breadth-first approach. The table of contents and the text itself have been revised and expanded to reflect changes in the field, including the trend toward using Web and Internet Technology, the evolution of Objects, and the important growth in the field of databases. Specifically, chapter three from the previous edition has been expanded into two chapters. Chapter three will now only cover Operating Systems and the new chapter four will focus on Networks and the Internet. Anyone interested in gaining a thorough introduction to Computer Science.
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Once this collection of statements is established, conjectures (called goals in
Prolog terminology) can be proposed to the system— usually by typing them at a
computer's keyboard. When such a goal is presented to a Prolog system, the ...
which conclusions are to be drawn, and a goal state is any collection of
statements that contain the proposed conclusion. As an example, Figure 10.4
shows the portion of a state graph that might be traversed when the conclusion "
Socrates is ...
(In contrast, although the actual number of moves required to reach the goal from
the given state is an excellent piece of information to have when making
decisions, computing this information involves finding the actual solution first.) A
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