Life and Science
Einar Smith, Tim Denvir
2015, xi, 128 S., XI, 128 p. 74 illus. 235 mm, Hardcover
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.