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The advent of the algorithm : the 300-year journey from an idea to the computer

Author: David Berlinski
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, 2001, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvest edView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the discovery and far reaching effects of the algorithm especially as it relates to the computerized world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Berlinski
ISBN: 0156013916 9780156013918 0151003386 9780151003389
OCLC Number: 46890682
Notes: Original hardback edition published with slightly different subtitle: the idea that rules the world.
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Digital bureaucrat --
Jeweler's velvet. ch. 1. Marketplace of schemes --
ch. 2. Under the eye of doubt --
ch. 3. Bruno the fastidious --
ch. 4. Cargoload and crack-up --
ch. 5. Hilbert takes command --
ch. 6. Gödel in Vienna --
ch. 7. Dangerous discipline --
ch. 8. Flight into abstraction --
ch. 9. Imaginary machine --
ch. 10. Postscript --
ch. 11. Peacock of reason --
ch. 12. Time against time --
ch. 13. Artifact of mind --
ch. 14. World of many gods --
ch. 15. Cross of words --
Idea of order at Key West.
Responsibility: David Berlinski.
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