The Art of Computer Programming: Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms [NOOK Book]

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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

 

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 ...

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Overview

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

 

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

 

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

–Bill Gates

 

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

 

This first volume in the series begins with basic programming concepts and techniques, then focuses more particularly on information structures–the representation of information inside a computer, the structural relationships between data elements and how to deal with them efficiently. Elementary applications are given to simulation, numerical methods, symbolic computing, software and system design. Dozens of simple and important algorithms and techniques have been added to those of the previous edition. The section on mathematical preliminaries has been extensively revised to match present trends in research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321635747
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 7/18/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 496,004
  • File size: 68 MB
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Meet 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.



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Table of Contents



1. Basic Concepts.

Algorithms.

Mathematical Preliminaries.

Mathematical Induction.

Numbers, Powers, and Logarithms.

Sums and Products.

Integer Functions and Elementary Number Theory.

Permutations and Factorials.

Binomial Coefficients.

Harmonic Numbers.

Fibonacci Numbers.

Generating Functions.

Analysis of an Algorithm.

Asymptotic Representations.

MIX.

Description of MIX.

The MIX Assembly Language.

Applications to Permutations.

Some Fundamental Programming Techniques.

Subroutines.

Coroutines.

Interpretive Routines.

Input and Output.

History and Bibliography.



2. Information Structures.

Introduction.

Linear Lists.

Stacks, Queues, and Deques.

Sequential Allocation.

Linked Allocation.

Circular Lists.

Doubly Linked Lists.

Arrays and Orthogonal Lists.

Trees.

Traversing Binary Trees.

Binary Tree Representation of Trees.

Other Representations of Trees.

Basic Mathematical Properties of Trees.

Lists and Garbage Collection.

Multilinked Structures.

Dynamic Storage Allocation.

History and Bibliography.



Answers to Exercises.


Appendix A. Tables of Numerical Quantities.

1. Fundamental Constants (decimal).

2. Fundamental Constants (octal).

3. Harmonic Numbers, Bernoulli Numbers, Fibonacci Numbers.



Appendix B. Index to Notations.


Index and Glossary. 0201896834T02272003
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2002

    Greatest book!

    If you are a computer programmer you need to get this book. I had this book since 10th grade; I read every chapter and did every problem on the computer. I had no problems translating it to ASM and C/C++. Doing the math on paper was both challenging and entertaining. Every section was great and very easy to understand. This book is awesome during college, calculus is a breeze now. I recommend this book to everyone that's planning to or is in the programming thing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2001

    Art of Computer Programming Volume 1

    Knuth is the essential computer algorithm for your library of computer sciences. I was not prepared for the level of detail and way he describes algorithm that i once learned in undergraduate assembler and FORTRAN classes. You can look up any of the basic algorithms that make computer sciences the greatest applied science if this century. (Even greater than nuclear physics). Knuth is straight forward. He is the Richard Feynman of Computer Sciences. Read and enjoy this fantastic reference book. Worth every penny. Note that he is working on volumes 4-7 not offered for sale here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2001

    Art of Computer Programming Volume 1

    This book is the reference for computer programmers and database administrators. How did i get along so long without reading it? It explains the essentials of programming learned in Assembly language and Data Structures courses with an expert level. The MMIX assmbly language created by Knuth is close to reality to show how the machine manipulates data. This should be used by undergraduates and graduates alike as an excellent reference book on progrmaming fundamentals.

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