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This still timely collection of papers by Donald Knuth, "the father of computer science," surveys the field of computer science and the nature of algorithms. Topics covered here include the relationship between computer science and mathematics, the connections between theory and practice, and the known limitations on what can be computed in a reasonable amount of time. Additionally, Knuth discusses the history of computer science from ancient Babylon through today.

Particularly clear and accessible, these essays were written for a general audience rather than specialists in computer science. They are thus a valuable resource for not only computer scientists but for anyone interested in the history of this fascinating field.

Synopsis:

Donald Knuth's influence in computer science ranges from the invention of literate programming to the development of the TeX programming language. One of the foremost figures in the field of mathematical sciences, his papers are widely referenced and stand as milestones of development over a wide range of topics. This collection focuses on Professor Knuth's published science papers that serve as accessible surveys of their subject matter. It includes articles on the history of computing, algorithms, numerical techniques, computational models, typesetting, and more. This book will be appreciated by students and researchers from a wide range of areas within computer science and mathematics.

Synopsis:

An anthology of essays from the inventor of literate programming.

Table of Contents

  0   Algorithms, Programs, and Computer Science
  1   Computer Science and its Relation to Mathematics
  2   Mathematics and Computer Science: Coping with Finiteness
  3   Algorithms
  4   Algorithms in Modern Mathematics and Computer Science
  5   Algorithmic Themes
  6   Theory and Practice, I
  7   Theory and Practice, II
  8   Theory and Practice, III
  9   Theory and Practice, IV
10   Are Toy Problems Useful?
11   Ancient Babylonian Algorithms
12   Von Neumann's First Computer Program
13   The IBM 650: An Appreciation from the Field
14   Artistic Programming
15   Speech in St. Petersburg
16   George Forsythe and the Development of Computer Science
        Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781881526919
Author:
Knuth, Donald Ervin
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Knuth, Donald Ervin
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
Personal Computers-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes
Series Volume:
59
Publication Date:
19960731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Donald Knuth's influence in computer science ranges from the invention of literate programming to the development of the TeX programming language. One of the foremost figures in the field of mathematical sciences, his papers are widely referenced and stand as milestones of development over a wide range of topics. This collection focuses on Professor Knuth's published science papers that serve as accessible surveys of their subject matter. It includes articles on the history of computing, algorithms, numerical techniques, computational models, typesetting, and more. This book will be appreciated by students and researchers from a wide range of areas within computer science and mathematics.
"Synopsis" by , An anthology of essays from the inventor of literate programming.
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