Propositional logic. The theme of propositional calculus is to investigate simple logical connections among elementary statements. Such elementary statements are for example
“Paris is the capital of France.”
“6 is a prime number.”
KeywordsHash Function Undirected Graph Polynomial Time Algorithm Propositional Calculus Finite State Machine
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- The topics of this chapter all belong to the fundamentals of computer science and discrete mathematics, so we cite merely a small collection of relevant textbooks. Detailed information on the topics of discrete mathematics can be found in [Big90]. The design and analysis of algorithms and data structures is covered in [AHU74] and [CLR90]. Introductions to the theory of NP-completeness can be found in [GJ78, Pap94]. In particular, the compendium [GJ78] additionally contains a complexity theoretical classification of many problems, in particular with regard to NP-completeness.Google Scholar
- A standard work concerning finite automata is [HU78]. Finally, the books [Mic94] and [HS96] excellently cover algorithmic aspects and the significance of finite state machines in VLSI design.Google Scholar
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