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Description - Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks about by Donald E. Knuth

Knuth'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 Details

ISBN: 9781575863269
ISBN-10: 157586326X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 157mm x mm)
Pages: 269
Imprint: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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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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