Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks about
By (author) Donald E. Knuth
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Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks about by Donald E. Knuth
Book DescriptionKnuth's starting point is his 3:16 project, an application of mathematical "random sampling" to the books of the Bible. The first lectures tell the story of the project's conception and execution, exploring the complex dimensions of language translation, aesthetics, and theological history. Knuth also reveals the many insights that he has gained along the way from such interdisciplinary work. The theological musings culminate in a final lecture which tackles infinity, free will, and the other "big questions" that lie at the juncture of theology and computation. Each lecture ends with a question and answer exchange.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781575863269
(228mm x 157mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Donald E. Knuth
Companion to the Papers of Donald Knuth, Paperback (March 2012)
The author's seminal publications have earned him a loyal following among scholars and computer scientists. In this volume, he explains and comments on the changes he has made to his work over the years in response to new technologies and the evolving understanding of key concepts in computer science.
Algorithmes, Paperback (August 2011)
A French translation of seventeen papers by Donald E Knuth on algorithms both in the field of analysis of algorithms and in the design of new algorithms.
Elements Pour Une Histoire de l'Informatique, Paperback (August 2011)» View all books by Donald E. Knuth
Focuses on publications by Donald E Knuth, one of the world's leading computer programmers. This title features papers discussing the history of computer science from ancient Babylon to modern times and surveying the field of computer science and the nature of algorithms.
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Author Biography - Donald E. Knuth
Donald E. Knuth is a Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University and author of "The Art of Computer Programming." These lectures were originally presented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and broadcast live on the Internet.
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