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9780156013918

Advent of the Algorithm The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer

Advent of the Algorithm The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer
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  • ISBN-13: 9780156013918
  • ISBN: 0156013916
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers

AUTHOR

Berlinski, David

SUMMARY

"David Berlinski writes that the story of the algorithm--the powerful, deceptively simple idea coiled at the heart of the computer revolution--is 'among the greatest and least known of the modern era.' Greatest, maybe, but least known? How this mathematical concept emerged from early inklings by the ninth-century Arab mathematician al-Khwarizmi (his name was transliterated into Latin as 'algoritimi'), reaching full force in the work of the British mathematician Alan Turing, has been told many times. But the more I thought about it, I realized that Berlinski, a writer and mathematician in Paris, was right."Berlinski, David is the author of 'Advent of the Algorithm The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer' with ISBN 9780156013918 and ISBN 0156013916.

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