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Author MacCormick, John, 1972-

Title Nine algorithms that changed the future : the ingenious ideas that drive today's computers / John MacCormick ; with a foreword by Chris Bishop.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2012]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  006.3 MAC    AVAILABLE
Description x, 219 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What are the great ideas that power your PC? -- Search engine indexing, finding needles in the world's biggest haystack -- PageRank, the technology that launched Google -- Public key cryptography, sending secrets on a postcard -- Error correcting codes, mistakes that fix themselves -- Pattern recognition, learning from experience -- Data compression, something for nothing -- Databases, the quest for consistency -- Digital signatures, who really wrote this software? -- What is computable?
Subject Computer science.
Computer algorithms.
Artificial intelligence.
ISBN 9780691147147 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)
0691147140 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)

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