Embodiments of Mind (MIT Press)
Warren S. McCulloch was an original thinker, in many respects far ahead of his time. McCulloch, who was a psychiatrist, a philosopher, a teacher, a mathematician, and a poet, termed his work “experimental epistemology.” He said, “There is one answer, only one, toward which I’ve groped for thirty years: to find out how brains work.” Embodiments of Mind, first published more than fifty years ago, teems with intriguing concepts about the mind/brain that are highly relevant to recent developments in neuroscience and neural networks. It includes two classic papers coauthored with Walter Pitts, one of which applies Boolean algebra to neurons considered as gates, and the other of which shows the kind of nervous circuitry that could be used in perceiving universals. These first models are part of the basis of artificial intelligence. Chapters range from “What Is a Number, that a Man May Know It, and a Man, that He May Know a Number,” and “Why the Mind Is in the Head,” to “What the Frog’s Eye Tells the Frog’s Brain” (with Jerome Lettvin, Humberto Maturana, and Walter Pitts), “Machines that Think and Want,” and “A Logical Calculus of the Ideas Immanent in Nervous Activity” (with Walter Pitts). Embodiments of Mind concludes with a selection of McCulloch’s poems and sonnets. This reissued edition offers a new foreword and a biographical essay by McCulloch’s one-time research assistant, the neuroscientist and computer scientist Michael Arbib.
About the Author
Warren S. McCulloch was an American neurophysiologist and cybernetician, known for his work on the foundation for certain brain theories and his contribution to the cybernetics movement.
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“C for Engineers and Scientists” is primarily for freshmen college students in the first quarter or semester learning computer programming language in C with new features in C99, and introduction to object-oriented programming in C , and graphical plotting and numerical computing in C/C interpreter Ch and MATLAB[registered] for applications in engineering and science. It can also be used as a supplementary textbook for upper division undergraduate courses and graduate courses which involve graphical plotting and numerical computing such as linear algebra, differential equations, numerical analysis, etcetera. “C for Engineers and Scientists” focuses on systematic software design approach in C for applications in Engineering and Science following the latest standard developed by the ANSI C/ISO C Standard Committees called C99 which, made C as a general purpose programming language for scientific computing and resolved many deficiencies of C90 for applications in Engineering. Working with the ANSI C Standard Committee, the author had developed a C/C interpreter called Ch, which has received a great reception in the US, Europe and China. Ch contains all MATLAB[registered] features. The book uses Ch as an instructional tool to teach/learn C and C . Ch presents an interactive computing environment so that the students can focus on improving their problem solving skills.
The comprehensive Wrox guide for creating Java web applications for the enterprise
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Problem Solving with C is intended for use in the C introductory programming course. Created for the beginner, it is also suitable for readers interested in learning the C programming language. ‘ Problem Solving with C continues to be the most widely used textbook by students and instructors in the introduction to programming and C language course. Through each edition, hundreds and thousands of students have valued Walt Savitch’s approach to programming, which emphasizes active reading through the use of well-placed examples and self-test examples. Created for the beginner, this book focuses on cultivating strong problem-solving and programming techniques while introducing students to the C programming language. ‘ MyProgrammingLab for Problem Solving with C is a total learning package. MyProgrammingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that truly engages students in learning. It helps students better prepare for class, quizzes, and exams-resulting in better performance in the course-and provides educators a dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class progress. ‘ Teaching and Learning Experience This program presents a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. *Personalized Learning with MyProgrammingLab: Through the power of practice and immediate personalized feedback, MyProgrammingLab helps students fully grasp the logic, semantics, and syntax of programming.*Keep Your Course Current: This edition features a new introduction to C 11 in the context of C 98.*Flexible Coverage that Fits your Course: Instructors can easily adapt the order in which chapters and sections are covered in their course without losing continuity. *Clear and Friendly Presentation: Savitch’s clear, concise style is a hallmark feature of the text, receiving praise from students and instructors alike. *Tried-and-true Pedagogy: A suite of pedagogical tools, enhanced by understandable language and code, has been used by hundreds of thousands of students and instructors. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyProgrammingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyProgrammingLab’ search for ISBN-10: 0133862216/ISBN-13: 9780133862218. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133591743/ISBN-13: 9780133591743′ and ISBN-10: 0133834417 /ISBN-13: 9780133834413. MyProgrammingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. ‘
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Walter Savitch is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of California-San Diego. He received his PhD in mathematics from the University of California-Berkeley in 1969. Since that time he has been on the faculty of the University of California-San Diego (UCSD). He served as director of the UCSD Interdisciplinary PhD program in cognitive science for over ten years. He has served as a visiting researcher at the computer science departments of the University of Washington in Seattle and at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and has been a visiting scholar at the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica in Amsterdam.
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Wes McKinney is the main author of pandas, the popular open source Python library for data analysis. Wes is an active speaker and participant in the Python and open source communities. He worked as a quantitative analyst at AQR Capital Management before founding an enterprise data analysis company, Lambda Foundry, in 2012. He graduated from MIT with an S.B. in Mathematics.