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On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem [Received 28 May, 1936. - Read 12 November, 1936] + On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem. A Correction. [In: Proceedings of the London Mathematical... - [THE "UNIVERSAL TURING MACHINE"]

by TURING, A(LAN) M(ATHISON).

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1937. London, Hodgson & Son, 1937. Royal8vo. Entire volumes 42 and 43 of Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society uniformly bound in dark green full cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Housed in a very elegant brown wood veneer box with a brown calf spine with bronnze lettering. Inside of box with dark green moiré silk. Occasional stamp to the pages throughout both volumes, placed in the blank outer corner. One leaf of the first paper with a small tear to lower margin, no loss. A very nice set, fine, clean, and elegant. ["On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem", in vol. 42:] Pp. 230-265 + [A Correction, in vol. 43:] Pp. 544-546. [Entire volumes: (4), 559; (4), 546 pp.]. First edition of Turing's landmark work "On Computable Numbers" - "undoubtedly the most famous theoretical paper in the history of computing. It is a mathematical description of what Turing called a universal machine - an imaginary computing device designed to… Read more
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CHEMICAL BASIS OF MORPHOGENESIS
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CHEMICAL BASIS OF MORPHOGENESIS

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1952. ALAN TURING'S MOST CITED WORK TURING, Alan. "THE CHEMICAL BASIS OF MORPHOGENESIS." A fine offprint from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B. Biological Sciences, No. 641, Vol. 137, pp. 37-72, 14 August 1952. Published for the Royal Society by the Cambridge University Press, London. Publishers offprint, with "Price Eight Shillings" on cover. Many mathematical equations and two figures in text. Quarto, 30 x 23.5 cm, publisher's brick wrappers, title information to upper wrap and spine. Fine. In this, Alan Turing's most heavily-cited work, the pre-eminent mathematician, computer scientist, and hero of WW II turned his brilliant mind towards the biological sciences, proposing a model of pattern-formation that proved seminal in not only biology but also across many scientific fields. In what would be his only published work in the field, Turing addressed a fundamental problem: morphogenesis, the process by which a single cell develops into the complex,… Read more
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THE CHEMICAL BASIS OF MORPHOGENESIS.
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"THE CHEMICAL BASIS OF MORPHOGENESIS."

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TURING, Alan. "THE CHEMICAL BASIS OF MORPHOGENESIS." A fine
first-edition offprint from the Philosophical Transactions of the
Royal Society of London, Series B. Biological Sciences, No. 641,
Vol. 137, pp. 37-72, 14 August 1952. Published for the Royal
Society by the Cambridge University Press, London. Publisher's 1952
offprint, with "Price Eight Shillings" on cover. Many mathematical
equations and two figures in text. Quarto, 30 x 23.5 cm,
publisher's brick wrappers, title information to upper wrap and
spine. Fine.
In this, Alan Turing's most heavily-cited work, the pre-
eminent mathematician, computer scientist, and hero of WW II turned
his brilliant mind towards the biological sciences, proposing a
model of pattern-formation that proved seminal in not only biology
but also across many scientific fields. In what would be his only
published work in the field, Turing addressed a fundamental
problem: morphogenesis, the process by which a single cell develops
into the complex, asymmetrical… Read more
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Systems of Logic based on Ordinals [In] Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society Second...
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Systems of Logic based on Ordinals [In] Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society Second Series. Volume 45

by Turing, A. M. [Alan]

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London: Printed and Published for The Society by C. F. Hodgson and Son, 1939. First Edition. Very Good. Pp. 475. First edition. The first printing of Alan Turing's PhD dissertation and seminal work published in Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Second Series, Vol. 45., with Turing paper pp. 161-228. Entire issue, bound without wraps in recent full green cloth with spine lettered in gilt. Circular eagle stamps to roughly 5% of pages, with three stamps on Turing paper but none on title page. Pages toned, lightly handled. "Between inventing the concept of a universal computer in 1936 and breaking the German Enigma code during World War II, Alan Turing (1912-1954), the British founder of computer science and artificial intelligence, came to Princeton University to study mathematical logic. Some of the greatest logicians in the world-including Alonzo Church, Kurt Gödel, John von Neumann, and Stephen Kleene-were at Princeton in the 1930s, and they were working on ideas that would lay… Read more
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Manchester University Computer - Inaugural Conference - July 1951.
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Manchester University Computer - Inaugural Conference - July 1951.

by COMPUTING; TURING, Alan.

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Manchester: Printed by Tillotsons (Bolton) Ltd,, 1951. The best single account of the Ferranti Mark I computer Quarto (280 x 215 mm), 40pp. Original moderate reddish brown textured card wrappers, cord-sewn with matching thread, title gilt to the front panel. Illustrations and diagrams to the text. Very slight rubbing to extremities, else a clean, bright copy with no library markings. First edition of the brochure marking the official inauguration of the Ferranti Mark I computer. "The machine had been delivered to the University in February 1951 and by the time of the conference it was at the centre of a flourishing computer laboratory. The Ferranti Mark I was the first commercially manufactured computer in Britain (and arguably in the world). To commemorate the event Ferranti underwrote the cost of the slim but elegant conference proceedings... The Mark I itself was described by F. C. Williams, and the corresponding paper in the proceedings, which is superbly illustrated, is the best single account… Read more
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[Collection of important papers in mathematical logic]: 1. Alonzo Church: A note on the...

[Collection of important papers in mathematical logic]: 1. Alonzo Church: A note on the Entscheidungsproblem. + 2. Alonzo Church: Review of "On computable numbers, ...". + 3. Alan Turing: Computability and lambda-definability. 4. Emil Post: Finite com... - [LANDMARK VOLUME IN THE HISTORY OF LOGIC]

by CHURCH, ALONZO., ALAN TURING & EMIL POST.

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1936. The Association for Symbolic Logic, 1936-1938. Royal8vo. In: Journal of Symbolic Logic, Volume 1-3. The three entire volumes bound in one offered here. Contemporary full cloth with silver gilt spine lettering. Provenance: Exlibris from the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York. A fine and completely clean copy. All first editions. First paper: Church's paper, submitted on April 15, 1936, was the first to contain a demonstration that David Hilbert's 'Entscheidungsproblem' - i.e., the question as to whether there exists in mathematics a definite method of guaranteeing the truth or falsity of any mathematical statement - was unsolvable. Church did so by devising the 'lambda-calculus'. Church had earlier shown the existence of an unsolvable problem of elementary number theory, but his 1936 paper was the first to put his findings into the exact form of an answer to Hilbert's 'Entscheidungsproblem'. Church's paper bears on the question of what is computable, a problem addressed more… Read more
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A Method for the Calculation of the Zeta-Function [In] Proceedings of the London Mathematical...
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A Method for the Calculation of the Zeta-Function [In] Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society Second Series. Volume 48

by Turing, A. M. [Alan]

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London: Printed and Published for The Society by C. F. Hodgson and Son, 1945. First Edition. Very Good. Pp. 477. First edition. Entire issue of Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Second Series, Vol. 45., with Alan Turing paper, "A Method for the Calculation of the Zeta-Function" on pp. 180-197. Bound without wraps in recent full green cloth with spine lettered in gilt. Circular eagle stamps to roughly 5% of pages at top corners, with one stamp on Turing paper but none on title page. Pages toned, lightly handled. Turing's first paper published on the Riemann-zeta function, which served as the basis for his "Zeta-fuction machine," which was the foundation for the digital computer.
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[Church:] A note on the Entscheidungsproblem (+) Correction to A note on the Entscheidungsproblem (+) Review of "A. M. Turing. On Computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem" (+) [Post:] Finite combinatory processes-formulation... - [LANDMARK VOLUME IN THE HISTORY OF LOGIC]

by CHURCH, ALONZO (+) ALAN TURING (+) EMIL POST.

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1936. [No place], The Association for Symbolic Logic, 1936 & 1937. Royal8vo. Bound in red half cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In "Journal of Symbolic Logic", Volume 1 & 2 bound together. Barcode label pasted on to back board. Small library stamp to lower part of 16 pages. A very fine copy. [Church:] Pp. 40-1; Pp. 101-2. [Post:] Pp. 103-5. [Turing:] Pp. 153-163; 164. [Entire volume: (4), 218, (2), IV, 188 pp.] First edition of this collection of seminal papers within mathematical logic, all constituting some of the most important contributions mathematical logic and computional mathematics. A NOTE ON THE ENTSCHEIDUNGSPROBLEM (+) CORRECTION TO A NOTE ON THE ENTSCHEIDUNGSPROBLEM (+) REVIEW OF "A. M. TURING. ON COMPUTABLE NUMBERS, WITH AN APPLICATION TO THE ENTSCHEIDUNGSPROBLEM":First publication of Church's seminal paper in which he proved the solution to David Hilbert's "Entscheidungsproblem" from 1928, namely that it is impossible to decide algorithmically whether… Read more
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FIRST EDITION OF A COLLECTION OF LANDMARK PAPERS, here housed together in Volumes 1 and 2 of The Journal of Symbolic Logic. Collectively, the volumes contain some of the most important contributions to the fields of mathematical and computational mathematics ever written. The first and second papers are seminal works by Alonzo Church on Hilbert's Entscheidungsproblem problem; collectively, the papers are often referred to as Church's Theorem. Here Church was the first to demonstrate that David Hilbert's Entscheidungsproblem (positing the question as to whether any given mathematical statement could, in principle, be found true or false) was untrue. "Church showed that it is impossible to decide algorithmically whether statements in arithmetic are true or false. It follows that a general solution to the problem does not exist; equivalently, first-order logic is undecidable" (Princeton Companion to Mathematics, 816). Church solved the problem by devising and employing… Read more
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The Journal Of Symbolic Logic. Volume 2 Number 4, December 1937. (With "Computability And Lamda-Definability" And "The P-Function In Lambda-Kappa-Conversion", Alan Turing; "Logic Based On Inclusion And Abstraction" ,W V Quine, And A Bernstein Paper)

by Turing, Alan; W. V. Quine; B. A. Bernstein;

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Menasha: Association for Symbolic Logic, 1937. First Edition . Grey-blue Wrappers. Near Fine. Vol 2 Number 4, pp 144-188, as issued. A near fine, unfaded, unmarked copy with only slight age toning along some edges, in the original printed wrappers. Scarce in this, the original publication state.
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On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem. A Correction. - [TURING'S...
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On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem. A Correction. - [TURING'S CORRECTION TO HIS "ON COMPUTABLE NUMBERS"]

by TURING, A(LAN) M(ATHISON).

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1937. London, Hodgson & Son, 1937. Royal8vo. In a nice recent half cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. In "Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Second Series", Volume 43. Two small stamps to title page. A very nice copy; Binding tight and in excellent condition, Internally very clean and fresh. Pp. 544-46. First edition of Turing's correction of his landmark work "On Computable Numbers"; "undoubtedly the most famous theoretical paper in the history of computing. It is a mathematical description of what Turing called a universal machine - an imaginary computing device designed to replicate the mathematical "states of mind" and symbol-manipulating abilities of a human computer." The work initiated mechanical and electronic methods of computing and must be considered one of the most important contributions to the invention of the computer.In the appendix of his milestone-paper "On Computable Numbers" from 1936, Turing gave a short… Read more
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The Journal Of Symbolic Logic. Volume 13 Number 2, June 1948 (With "Practical Forms Of Type Theory", Alan Turing) [With] The Review Of This Article In March 1949 Volume 14 Number 1, And The Correction To The Review In Volume 14, Number 3)

by Turing, Alan (In)

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Menasha: Association for Symbolic Logic, 1948. First Edition 1st Printing. Grey-blue Wrappers. Near Fine. Three separate numbers in original wrappers, as issued. A near fine, unfaded, unmarked individual issue with the Turing paper, with age toning along some edges, in the original printed wrappers. Scarce in this, the original publication state. (with) The long review of this paper by Maurice L'Abbe in Volume 14, Number 1, and L'Abbe's correction to his own review in Volume 14 Number 3.
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The Journal Of Symbolic Logic. Volume 2 Number 1. March 1937 [With Reviews Of Turing's "On Computable Numbers" And Emil Post's "Finite Combinatory Processes - Formulation 1", By Alonzo Church]

by Church, Alonzo [reviewing Alan Turing]

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Menasha / Ann Arbor: Association for Symbolic Logic, 1937. First Edition . Grey Wrappers. Very Good. Volume 2 No 1, Containing Pp 1-64. Scarce In This, The Original Publication State Of Gray Printed Wrappers. Contains Two Articles, By Raphael M Robinson, H. B. Curry And A. Fraenkel, And 28 Pp Of Reviews Of Important Recent Works, Including Church's Reviews Of Turing's Important 1936 Work On Computability, And Post's Independent Related Work Proposing "A Definition Of 1-Finite 1-Process' Which Is Similar In Formulation, And In Fact Equivalent, To Computation By A Turing Machine... The Present Paper Was Written Independently Of Turing's, Which Was At The Time In Press But Had Not Yet Appeared." A Clean, Lightly Used Copy, But With A Dampstain Along The Foredge Starting With A Trace At A 1/8" X 1/2" Area At The Upper Edge Of P 13 And Becoming Progressively Larger Until It Is 1/2" X 9" Along The Edge Of The Rear Cover.
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[Church:] Review of "A. M. Turing. On Computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem" (+) [Turing:] Computability and lambda-definability (+) The Ø-Function in lambda-K-Conversion. [In Volume 2, number 1-4, 1937 of "Journal of Sym... - [COINING THE PHRASE "TURING MACHINE"]

by CHURCH, ALONZO (+) ALAN TURING.

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1937. Wisconsin, The Association for Symbolic Logic, 1937. Lev8vo. Entire volume 2 offered. Bound in half cloth with marbled boards. Gilt title to spine. Library stamp pasted on to lower part of spine and top left corner of front board. Two stamps (in Chinese) to verso of title-page and final page of index. A fine and clean copy. [Church:] Pp. 42-3; 101-2. [Turing:] Pp. 153-163; 164. [Entire volume: iv, 188 pp.]. First publication of Church's famous review of Alan Turing's "On computable numbers" in which Church coined the phrase "Turing Machine". With regard to Turing's proof of the insolvability of Hilbert's 'Entscheidungsproblem', Church acknowledged that "computability by a Turing machine ... has the advantage of making the identification with effectiveness in the ordinary (not explicitly defined) sense evident immediately - i.e. without the necessity of proving preliminary theorems". (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, 251).The volume also contains Turing's… Read more
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THE WORD PROBLEM IN SEMI-GROUPS WITH CANCELLATION (in one complete issue of Annals of Mathematics , September, 1950)

by Turing, A M (Alan Mathison)

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Princeton, New Jersey. Annals of Mathematics, second series, vol. 52, no. 2. Issue for September , 1950. First edition. Original printed large octavo wraps. Turing article on pp. 491-505. VG plus condition, no ownership marks, text clean and bright, no tears, just slight age toning and light rubbing on cover. Wonderful condition for this truly hard-to-find Turing article. .
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Alan Turing - the Enigma
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Alan Turing - the Enigma

by TURING, Alan ] Andrew Hodges

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Burnett Books, London, 1983. 1st Edition. HARDCOVER. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 587pp, plates, index etc. This is one of the rare first editions, published by Burnett Books in a very small edition. This groundbreaking book has been hugely influential both in the study of computing history and the arts - besides spawning many other writings and documentaries it was adapted by Hugh Whitemore for both stage and TV dramas and by Graham Mooore for his Oscar winning script for 'The Imitation Game' of 2014 . . . . . . . . .. .CONDITION : An extremely well preserved FINE unmarked very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned, minute crease to the top edge of the spine) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (merest hint of tanning to top edge, very slight crease to head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy . . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight shipping to destinations outside the UK… Read more
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Practical Forms of Type Theory in Journal of Symbolic Logic, Volume 13, Number 2, June 1948, pp....

Practical Forms of Type Theory in Journal of Symbolic Logic, Volume 13, Number 2, June 1948, pp. 80-95 WITH A Review of Practical Forms in Journal of Symbolic Logic, Volume 14, Number 1, March 1949, p. 182

by Turing, Alan

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TWO FIRST EDITION ISSUES IN ORIGINAL WRAPS. In "Practical Forms of Type Theory," Alan Turing wished to "encourage 'mathematicians-in-the-street' to use notation and forms of argument which would safeguard their work from ambiguity and inconsistency; but to do this without forcing their work into the straitjacket of a particular logical system, or even requiring them to have detailed knowledge of such a system. To the end of his life, he thought this aim a proper one for a logician, and from time to time gave talks to mathematicians in which he would expound particular logical points. As a logician, however, he was interested in devising formal systems which could act as bridges between the formal and the informal, and this motivated him to produce the two systems set out in this paper" (Cooper, Alan Turing, 211). The issue is accompanied by a second issue in original wraps, this housing a review of Turing's paper. CONDITION & DETAILS: Menasha: Association for… Read more
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The Word Problem in Semi-Groups With Cancellation

The Word Problem in Semi-Groups With Cancellation

by Turing, Alan M.

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Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Alan Turing's (1912-1954) last paper. Turing gained posthumous fame for his work in early computer theory and the practical application of those theories in the development of the Colossus computer that was responsible for the breaking the German Enigma codes during World War II. After the War, Turing began to contemplate his earlier paper, "On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem," (Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, 2 (1937) 42 (1)) and his conclusion that the halting problem is unsolvable.The Halting Problem is the problem in knowing if a machine programmed to solve a problem will finish running or continue running forever. Turing began to wonder if that same hypothesis word transfer to word groups--undoubtedly influenced by his work on the Enigma code breaking project at Bletchley Park during the War. This paper is Turing's conclusion that, in fact, his earlier… Read more
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Faster Than Thought - A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines

Faster Than Thought - A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines

by [TURING, Alan] BOWDEN, B.V.

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London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1953. [Technology] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (23 x 16cm), pp.416. Publisher's hardcovers in colour dust-wrapper. A fine copy of the book in an attractive jacket which is a little nicked and toned with some light soiling to rear panel; such reference works are often found well used and/or with institutional stamps. A pleasing example. Contains the essay "Digital Computers applied to Games" written by Dr Alan Turing, F.R.S., who is considered the father of modern computer science and artificial intelligence.
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The Essential Turing: Seminal Writings in Computing, Logic, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence,...

The Essential Turing: Seminal Writings in Computing, Logic, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, and Artificial Life plus The Secrets of Enigma

by Alan M. Turing

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2004-02-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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