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Publisher Comments:

This multivolume work is widely recognized as the definitive description of classical computer science. The first three volumes have for decades been an invaluable resource in programming theory and practice for students, researchers, and practitioners alike.

 

The bible of all fundamental algorithms and the work that taught many of today’s software developers most of what they know about computer programming.

–Byte, September 1995

 

Countless readers have spoken about the profound personal influence of Knuth’s work. Scientists have marveled at the beauty and elegance of his analysis, while ordinary programmers have successfully applied his “cookbook” solutions to their day-to-day problems. All have admired Knuth for the breadth, clarity, accuracy, and good humor found in his books.

 

I can’t begin to tell you how many pleasurable hours of study and recreation they have afforded me! I have pored over them in cars, restaurants, at work, at home… and even at a Little League game when my son wasn’t in the line-up.

–Charles Long

 

Primarily written as a reference, some people have nevertheless found it possible and interesting to read each volume from beginning to end. A programmer in China even compared the experience to reading a poem.

 

If you think you’re a really good programmer… read [Knuth’s] Art of Computer Programming… You should definitely send me a résumé if you can read the whole thing.

–Bill Gates

 

Whatever your background, if you need to do any serious computer programming, you will find your own good reason to make each volume in this series a readily accessible part of your scholarly or professional library.

 

It’s always a pleasure when a problem is hard enough that you have to get the Knuths off the shelf. I find that merely opening one has a very useful terrorizing effect on computers.

–Jonathan Laventhol

 

For the first time in more than 20 years, Knuth has revised all three books to reflect more recent developments in the field. His revisions focus specifically on those areas where knowledge has converged since publication of the last editions, on problems that have been solved, on problems that have changed. In keeping with the authoritative character of these books, all historical information about previous work in the field has been updated where necessary. Consistent with the author’s reputation for painstaking perfection, the rare technical errors in his work, discovered by perceptive and demanding readers, have all been corrected. Hundreds of new exercises have been added to raise new challenges.

 

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Knuth is eminent for his pioneering work on algorithms and programming techniques, for his invention of TEX and METAFONT systems for computer typesetting, and for his prolific and influential writing. This volume, revised from its 1980 version and the second of what will be a seven-volume work, offers a complete introduction to the field of seminumerical algorithms, with separate chapters on random numbers and arithmetic. Summarizing the major paradigms and basic theory of such algorithms, it provides a comprehensive interface between computer programming and numerical analysis. Noteworthy in this edition is Knuth's new treatment of random number generators, and his discussion of calculations with formal power series.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The bible of all fundamental algorithms and the work that taught many of today’s software developers most of what they know about computer programming.

—Byte, September 1995

 

Countless readers have spoken about the profound personal influence of Knuth’s work. Scientists have marveled at the beauty and elegance of his analysis, while ordinary programmers have successfully applied his “cookbook” solutions to their day-to-day problems. All have admired Knuth for the breadth, clarity, accuracy, and good humor found in his books.

 

I can’t begin to tell you how many pleasurable hours of study and recreation they have afforded me! I have pored over them in cars, restaurants, at work, at home… and even at a Little League game when my son wasn’t in the line-up.

Charles Long

 

Primarily written as a reference, some people have nevertheless found it possible and interesting to read each volume from beginning to end. A programmer in China even compared the experience to reading a poem.

 

If you think you’re a really good programmer… read [Knuth’s] Art of Computer Programming… You should definitely send me a résumé if you can read the whole thing.

Bill Gates

 

Whatever your background, if you need to do any serious computer programming, you will find your own good reason to make each volume in this series a readily accessible part of your scholarly or professional library.

 

It’s always a pleasure when a problem is hard enough that you have to get the Knuths off the shelf. I find that merely opening one has a very useful terrorizing effect on computers.

Jonathan Laventhol

In describing the new fourth volume, one reviewer listed the qualities that distinguish all of Knuth’s work.

[In sum:] detailed coverage of the basics, illustrated with well-chosen examples; occasional forays into more esoteric topics and problems at the frontiers of research; impeccable writing peppered with occasional bits of humor; extensive collections of exercises, all with solutions or helpful hints; a careful attention to history; implementations of many of the algorithms in his classic step-by-step form.

—Frank Ruskey

These four books comprise what easily could be the most important set of information on any serious programmer’s bookshelf.

Synopsis:

This boxed set consists of the following four volumes:   

 

0201896834 / 9780201896831 Art of Computer Programming, Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms

0201896842 / 9780201896848 Art of Computer Programming, Volume 2: Seminumerical Algorithms

0201896850 / 9780201896855 Art of Computer Programming, Volume 3: Sorting and Searching

0201038048 / 9780201038040 Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4A: Combinatorial Algorithms

About the Author

Donald E. Knuth is known throughout the world for his pioneering work on algorithms and programming techniques, for his invention of the Tex and Metafont systems for computer typesetting, and for his prolific and influential writing. Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University, he currently devotes full time to the completion of these fascicles and the seven volumes to which they belong.

Table of Contents

3. Random Numbers.

Introduction.

Generating Uniform Random Numbers.

The Linear Congruential Method.

Other Methods.

Statistical Tests.

General Test Procedures for Studying Random Data.

Empirical Tests.

Theoretical Tests.

The Spectral Test.

Other Types of Random Quantities.

Numerical Distributions.

Random Sampling and Shuffling.

What Is a Random Sequence?

Summary.

4. Arithmetic.

Positional Number Systems.

Floating Point Arithmetic.

Single-Precision Calculations.

Accuracy of Floating Point Arithmetic.

Double-Precision Calculations.

Distribution of Floating Point Numbers.

Multiple Precision Arithmetic.

The Classical Algorithms.

Modular Arithmetic.

How Fast Can We Multiply?

Radix Conversion.

Rational Arithmetic.

Fractions.

The Greatest Common Divisor.

Analysis of Euclid's Algorithm.

Factoring into Primes.

Polynomial Arithmetic.

Division of Polynomials.

Factorization of Polynomials.

Evaluation of Powers.

Evaluation of Polynomials.

Manipulation of Power Series.

Answers to Exercises.

Appendix A. Tables of Numerical Quantities.

Fundamental Constants (decimal).

Fundamental Constants (octal).

Harmonic Numbers, Bernoulli Numbers, Fibonacci Numbers.

Appendix B. Index to Notations.

Index and Glossary. 0201896842T03062003

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201896848
Author:
Knuth, Donald E
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Preface by:
Knuth, Donald Ervin
Preface:
Knuth, Donald Ervin
Author:
Knuth, Donald Ervin
Author:
Knuth, Donald E.
Location:
Reading, Mass.
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Programming
Subject:
Electronic digital computers
Subject:
Programming (electronic computers)
Subject:
Computer programming
Subject:
Computer algorithms
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Art of Computer Programming
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
November 1997
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 5 in 4241 gr

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The bible of all fundamental algorithms and the work that taught many of today’s software developers most of what they know about computer programming.

—Byte, September 1995

 

Countless readers have spoken about the profound personal influence of Knuth’s work. Scientists have marveled at the beauty and elegance of his analysis, while ordinary programmers have successfully applied his “cookbook” solutions to their day-to-day problems. All have admired Knuth for the breadth, clarity, accuracy, and good humor found in his books.

 

I can’t begin to tell you how many pleasurable hours of study and recreation they have afforded me! I have pored over them in cars, restaurants, at work, at home… and even at a Little League game when my son wasn’t in the line-up.

Charles Long

 

Primarily written as a reference, some people have nevertheless found it possible and interesting to read each volume from beginning to end. A programmer in China even compared the experience to reading a poem.

 

If you think you’re a really good programmer… read [Knuth’s] Art of Computer Programming… You should definitely send me a résumé if you can read the whole thing.

Bill Gates

 

Whatever your background, if you need to do any serious computer programming, you will find your own good reason to make each volume in this series a readily accessible part of your scholarly or professional library.

 

It’s always a pleasure when a problem is hard enough that you have to get the Knuths off the shelf. I find that merely opening one has a very useful terrorizing effect on computers.

Jonathan Laventhol

In describing the new fourth volume, one reviewer listed the qualities that distinguish all of Knuth’s work.

[In sum:] detailed coverage of the basics, illustrated with well-chosen examples; occasional forays into more esoteric topics and problems at the frontiers of research; impeccable writing peppered with occasional bits of humor; extensive collections of exercises, all with solutions or helpful hints; a careful attention to history; implementations of many of the algorithms in his classic step-by-step form.

—Frank Ruskey

These four books comprise what easily could be the most important set of information on any serious programmer’s bookshelf.

"Synopsis" by ,

This boxed set consists of the following four volumes:   

 

0201896834 / 9780201896831 Art of Computer Programming, Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms

0201896842 / 9780201896848 Art of Computer Programming, Volume 2: Seminumerical Algorithms

0201896850 / 9780201896855 Art of Computer Programming, Volume 3: Sorting and Searching

0201038048 / 9780201038040 Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4A: Combinatorial Algorithms

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