Nine Algorithms That Changed The Future

Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Category Computers
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9780691209050
Rating 4.5/5 from 5 reviews
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Nine revolutionary algorithms that power our computers and smartphones Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network links, yet somehow a perfect copy of the photo arrives intact. Without even knowing it, we use public-key cryptography to transmit secret information like credit card numbers, and we use digital signatures to verify the identity of the websites we visit. How do our computers perform these tasks with such ease? John MacCormick answers this question in language anyone can understand, using vivid examples to explain the fundamental tricks behind nine computer algorithms that power our PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future
  • Author : John MacCormick
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15

Nine revolutionary algorithms that power our computers and smartphones Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network

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Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future
  • Author : John MacCormick
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-03

Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack: the billions of pages on the World Wide Web. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network

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Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future
  • Author : John MacCormick
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-27

Nine revolutionary algorithms that power our computers and smartphones Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack: the billions of pages on the World Wide Web. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits

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Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future
  • Author : Dogukan Akbulut
  • Publisher : koton.ltde book
  • Release Date : 2013-05-05

Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack: the billions of pages on the World Wide Web. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network

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What Can Be Computed
  • Author : John MacCormick
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15

An accessible and rigorous textbook for introducing undergraduates to computer science theory What Can Be Computed? is a uniquely accessible yet rigorous introduction to the most profound ideas at the heart of computer science. Crafted specifically for undergraduates who are studying the subject for the first time, and requiring minimal

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Blown to Bits
  • Author : Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Release Date : 2008

Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled

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Algorithms Unlocked
  • Author : Thomas H. Cormen
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01

For anyone who has ever wondered how computers solve problems, an engagingly written guide for nonexperts to the basics of computer algorithms. Have you ever wondered how your GPS can find the fastest way to your destination, selecting one route from seemingly countless possibilities in mere seconds? How your credit

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The Master Algorithm
  • Author : Pedro Domingos
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22

A thought-provoking and wide-ranging exploration of machine learning and the race to build computer intelligences as flexible as our own In the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we

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Einstein
  • Author : Andrew Robinson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29

“The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility … The fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle.” —Albert Einstein, 1936 Albert Einstein’s universal appeal is only partially explained by his brilliant work in physics, as Andrew Robinson demonstrates in this authoritative, accessible, and richly illustrated biography. The main narrative

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The Advent of the Algorithm
  • Author : David Berlinski
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2001

Describes the invention of the algorithm, first theorized by Leibniz, and the dramatic implications of this mathematical discovery on the development of computer technology and the working of DNA.

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Bezonomics
  • Author : Brian Dumaine
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11

An “illuminating, lucid, and finely detailed” (The Washington Post) look at Amazon’s world-dominating business model, the current competitors either imitating or trying to outfox Amazon, and “how Jeff Bezos turned Amazon into the world’s lockdown necessity” (The Times, UK)—from an award-winning Fortune magazine writer. Like Henry Ford,

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The Big Nine
  • Author : Amy Webb
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05

A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head. We like to think that we are in control of the future of "artificial" intelligence. The reality, though, is that we--the everyday people whose data powers AI--aren't actually

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The Golden Ticket
  • Author : Lance Fortnow
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28

The P-NP problem is the most important open problem in computer science, if not all of mathematics. Simply stated, it asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly checked by computer can also be quickly solved by computer. The Golden Ticket provides a nontechnical introduction to P-NP, its rich

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D Is for Digital
  • Author : Brian W. Kernighan
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-08-11

This book explains hardware, software and communications, precisely and carefully but in terms that anyone can understand, no matter what their experience and knowledge of technology.

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Whiplash
  • Author : Joi Ito,Jeff Howe
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06

This "brilliant and provocative" (Walter Isaacson) guide shares nine principles to adapt and survive the technological changes shaping our future from the director of the MIT Media Lab and a veteran Wired journalist. The world is more complex and volatile today than at any other time in our history. The

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