By: Allouche, Jean-Paul; Shallit, Jeffrey
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2003
Seller ID: 003509
Uniting dozens of disparate results from different fields, this book combines concepts from mathematics and computer science to present the first integrated treatment of sequences generated by the simple model of computation called the finite automaton. The authors develop the theory of automatic sequences and their generalizations, such as Sturmian words and k-regular sequences. Further, they discuss applications to number theory (particularly formal power series and transcendence in finite characteristic) , physics, computer graphics, and music. Results are presented from the first principle... View More...