Wednesday, September 03, 2008

My New Book is Out!

My new book, A Second Course in Formal Languages and Automata Theory, is out!



Here's a web page that tells you a little more about the book. And, if you absolutely have to have your own copy, you can buy it at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dunno, I think most people are gonna need more than one second to learn formal languages and automata theory.

(sorry, dumb joke --- but congratulations on the new book!)

David Swart said...

Congratulations on your book Jeff.

I did recognize Craig Kaplan's work on the cover.

Mike said...

Are there some sample chapters/pages? Looks like fun stuff -- everyone and their mother has lecture notes for a first class in automata theory, but you don't often see a lot of the advanced stuff.

Jeffrey Shallit said...

Mike:

I'll have to check with Cambridge to see what kinds of sample pages I can put up.

Jimmy said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to be confused by more of your course material.

andrew said...

Congrats! The "one second" comment reminds me of when I graduated (from Waterloo, natch) as part of the "sixty second convocation" (as printed on the programs).

Oh, how I wish. That was one loooong afternoon.

Tim Kenyon said...

Congratulations, Jeff!

Amy said...

That's awesome! Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Dave S. said...

I think I'll wait for the movie. :)

Seriously, congrats.

Erdos56 said...

Congrats. I didn't recall imcompressibility and looked in Lewis and Pap. to no avail, but did find it in Li and Vitanyi... And there is even a reference to "automaticity" almost at the bottom of the stack :-)

Jeffrey Shallit said...

Mike:

The only sample pages so far are here:

http://tinyurl.com/6lpqvk

Click on "table of contents", "excerpt", "index", and "frontmatter" to see some examples.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Congrats!

Unsympathetic reader said...

How's that related to the picture of the afghan quilt on the cover?

Jeffrey Shallit said...

Dear unsympathetic:

It is not an "Afghan quilt".

jyby said...

Cover graphics are from Craig? Sweet!!!
Congratz on the book!

Totally unrelated, a paper on evolution research I liked that you might apprecitate: http://scienceblogs.com/loom/2008/06/02/a_new_step_in_evolution.php