Selected Papers on Computer Science

Selected Papers on Computer Science

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by Donald E. Knuth
     
 

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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

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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.

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'This book should be a necessary asset of any library dealing with Computer Science and related subjects, representing a major piece of culture in Computer Science. Every reader will acquire a sound understanding of the foundation for some key issues in the field … Knuth is a grand scientific author, whose dissertations on deep and abstract issues are lively and captivating pieces of reading.' David Rozier, Mathematics Today

'This book contains everything Knuth has written on computer science for the non-specialist … It is a lovely read. What - in sum - can one say, of our delightful discipline and of this delightful book? Enjoy.' Adrian Larner, The Computer Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881526919
Publisher:
Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Series:
Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes Series, #59
Edition description:
1
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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