Algorithmic Adventures: From Knowledge to Magic / Edition 1
  • Algorithmic Adventures: From Knowledge to Magic / Edition 1
  • Algorithmic Adventures: From Knowledge to Magic / Edition 1

Algorithmic Adventures: From Knowledge to Magic / Edition 1

by Juraj Hromkovic
     
 

The author of this book invites the reader to explore the science of computing. He is convinced that a good explanation of even the most basic techniques can demonstrate the power and magic of the underlying principles. His book is a fascinating read.

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The author of this book invites the reader to explore the science of computing. He is convinced that a good explanation of even the most basic techniques can demonstrate the power and magic of the underlying principles. His book is a fascinating read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540859857
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
07/08/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
363
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

The Development of Computer Science: Not Just a Driving Licence.- Algorithmics: What Programming and Baking Have in Common.- Infinity Is Not Infinity: Why Infinity Is Infinitely Important in Computer Science.- The Limits of Computability: Why There Exist Tasks That Cannot Be Automatically Solved Using Computers.- Complexity Theory: What to Do When the Energy of the Universe Isn't Enough to Perform a Computation.- Randomness in Nature: A Source of Efficiency in Algorithmics.- Cryptography: How to Transform Drawbacks into Advantages.- Computing Using DNA Molecules: A Biological Computer on the Horizon.- Quantum Computers: Computing in the Wonderland of Particles.- How to Make a Good Decision for an Unknown Future: How to Foil an Adversary

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