Term Rewriting Systems with Minimal Magic
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Term Rewriting Systems with Minimal Magic

About the Book

I once gave a freshman course on system engineering. The magic of system engineering is that once you understand a transistor, you can mostly understand an entire CPU. Later, I wrote this book on term rewriting with following the same principle: with (hardly) any assumptions, term rewriting can be understood, and an entire programming language is developed. All code in this book is available on GitHub, including a self-compiling compiler.

About the Author


I am an independent researcher in Computer Science (Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Enterprise Architecture, and Technical Computing). I have written various articles on Computer Science & Education and many parts of *as-yet* unpublished books and stories (both science and fiction).

Over the years, I've had many ideas for papers or books, and I only just now realized they often share a common theme, which is the reason to create this blog and which is expressed in the motto ***Ex Principia Omnia***: everything follows from the beginning with **minimal magic**.

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