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Information Flow: The Logic of Distributed Systems Hardcover – 28 Jul 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0521583862 ISBN-10: 0521583861 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (28 July 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521583861
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521583862
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 540 g
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"This important interdisciplinary text is ideal for graduate students and researchers in mathematics, computer science, philosophy, linguistics, logic, and cognitive science." Computing Reviews

"This iis an enjoyable book on information flow, an important recent topic in the study of logic, language and computation, enriching the science of information by a mathematically rigorous foundation." Mathematical Reviews

"...two thumbs up...." Complexity

"...an important book...useful...inspiring...accessible to most graduate students in logic, computer science, philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, and cognitive science. Everyone working in those areas will find material of interest in the book." Journal of Symbolic Logic

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This book presents a mathematically rigorous, philosophically sound foundation for a science of information based on the observation that information flow is possible only within a connected distributed system. The theory has a wide range of applications, from file transfer, to DNA, to quantum mechanics and to speech act theory.

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