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Carl Adam Petri. Life and Science

: Smith, Einar


Berlin: Springer, 2015, XI, 128 S.
ISBN: 978-3-662-48092-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-662-48093-9 (Online)
ISBN: 3-662-48092-1
Fraunhofer SCAI ()

The book presents the life and works of one of Germany's most famous computerscientists, Carl Adam Petri. It is written in a vivid and entertaining manner, providing an inâdepth discussion of the background behind Petri's bestâknown contribution to computer science, the Petri net. In this way the book can be read as a first introduction to nets, but it also covers the theoretical, physical and philosophical foundations behind nets, thus facilitating a comprehensive understanding of the wider range of Petri's works. The book is intended for readers with a previous knowledge in computer science, as well as for "interested non-professionals", who want to get to know a remarkable personality of contemporary science.