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Computing : a historical and technical perspective

Author: Yoshihide Igarashi; Tom Altman; Mariko Funada; Barbara Kamiyama
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2014]
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yoshihide Igarashi; Tom Altman; Mariko Funada; Barbara Kamiyama
ISBN: 1482227428 9781482227413 148222741X 9781482227420
OCLC Number: 1047861252
Description: Online-Ressource (xviii, 317 Seiten)
Contents: The Dawn of Counting Archeological Evidence: Paleolithic Art Fingers for Counting The Use of Tally Sticks and Representational Symbols: The First Information Revolution Counting by Pebbles The Use of Tokens and the Second Information Revolution Representation of Numbers Positional Number Systems More about Number Systems Further Discussions of Zero Rational and Irrational Numbers Appearance of Fractions Rational Numbers Irrational Numbers Prime Numbers The Story of Prime The Prime Number Theorem Euclid's Elements Diophantus of Alexandria and Arithmetica Secret Writing in Ancient Civilization Steganography Cryptography The Abacus The Earliest Abaci The Salamis Tablet and the Roman Hand Abacus The Chinese Abacus The Japanese Abacus Book of Calculation by Fibonacci Decimal Fractions and Logarithms Appearance of Decimal Fractions Logarithms Calculating Machines The Rechen Uhr or "Calculating Clock" of Wilhelm Schickard The Pascaline Leibniz and the Stepped Reckoner The Jacquard Loom Babbage's Mechanical Computers Ada Lovelace, The First Computer Programmer Herman Hollerith and His Amazing Tabulator Solutions to Algebraic Equations Linear Equations Quadratic Equations Cubic EquationsQuartic and Quintic Equations Real and Complex Numbers Real Numbers Complex Numbers Complex-Valued Functions Cardinality Boolean Algebras and Applications Computability and Its Limitations Goedel's Incompleteness Theorem Total Functions Turing Machines Church-Turing's Thesis Cryptography from the Medieval to the Modern Ages The Arab Cryptanalysts Polyalphabetic Substitution Ciphers Homophonic Substitution Ciphers Enigma Machine Breaking Enigma Codes Lorenz Cipher Electronic Computers The ABC Computer The Z3 Computer The Colossus Computer The ENI AC Computer Von Neumann Architecture for Computers Other Notable Early Electronic ComputersNumerical Methods Numerical Calculation in Ancient Civilizations Numerical Solution of Algebraic Equations Modern Numerical Analysis and Its Problem DomainsModular Arithmetic Clock Arithmetic Chinese Remainder Theorem Fermat's Little Theorem Cybernetics and Information Theory Norbert Wiener and Cybernetics Shannon's Information Theory Shannon-Fano Coding and Huffman Coding Morse Code Error Detecting and Correcting Codes Parity Check Codes Hamming Codes Linear Codes Automata and Formal Languages Autonomous Apparatus Automata as Computing Models Formal Languages Artificial Intelligence What Is AI? AI Timeline AI Pioneers Areas of AI Programming Languages Machine CodeInterpretative CrutchesThe First High-Level Language: Fortran Overview: Imperative Programming Overview: Declarative Programming The Second High-Level Language: LIS P Overview: Functional Programming Standardization and Compromise: ALGOL 60From Science to Business: COBOL Back to the BASICs Overview: Logical Programming Programming Logic: Prolog Overview: Object-Oriented Programming The First Object-Oriented Programming Language: Smalltalk Imperative and Object Oriented: C++ Object Oriented, Hold the Imperative: JavaThe Best of Both Worlds: C# Algorithms and Computational Complexity The Design of Computer Algorithms Sorting and SearchingData Structures Graph Algorithms Randomized Algorithms Parallel and Distributed Computing Dawn of Parallelism Parallel Computers Parallel Algorithms Distributed Computing Computer Networks Packet Switching Networks ARPANET and CSNETWorld Wide Web Cloud and Grid Computing Ubiquitous Computing Public-Key Cryptography The Situation in the 1960s and 1970s before the Public Keys The Birth of Public-Key Cryptography RSA Cryptography Digital Signatures Another Story of Public-Key Cryptography from England Quantum Computing The Basics of Quantum Computing Quantum Computation Logic and Gates Famous Quantum Algorithms Difficulties and Limits of Quantum Computing Closing Summary Index References appear at the end of each chapter.
Responsibility: Yoshihide Igarashi, Tom Altman, Mariko Funada, Barbara Kamiyama.


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