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Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Igarashi, Yoshihide. Computing : a historical and technical perspective. Boca Raton, Florida : CRC Press, ©2014 xviii, 317 pages |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Yoshihide Igarashi |

ISBN: | 9781482227420 1482227428 |

OCLC Number: | 882245835 |

Description: | 1 online resource (339 pages) : illustrations |

Contents: | The dawn of counting -- Representation of numbers -- Rational and irrational numbers -- Prime numbers -- Euclid's elements -- Diophantus of Alexandria and the Arithmetica -- Secret writing in ancient civilization -- The abacus -- Book of calculation by Fibonacci -- Decimal fractions and logarithms -- Calculating machines -- Solutions to algebraic equations -- Real and complex numbers -- Cardinality -- Boolean algebras and applications -- Computability and its limitations -- Cryptography from the medieval to the modern ages -- Electronic computers -- Numerical methods -- Modular arithmetic -- Cybernetics and information theory -- Error detecting and correcting codes -- Automata and formal languages -- Artificial intelligence -- Programming languages -- Algorithms and computational complexity -- The design of computer algorithms -- Parallel and distributed computing -- Computer networks -- Public-key cryptography -- Quantum computing. |

Responsibility: | Yoshihide Igarashi [and three others]. |

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"This is a remarkable book. Written by four authors, it consists of a collection of 31 self-contained papers that explain many different concepts related to computing and place them in an historical context. The papers are generally accessible for the layman and relatively short ... a compact encyclopedia of computing involving all aspects, such as mathematics, software, and hardware."-A. Bultheel, The European Mathematical Society, June 2014"... written at a reasonable level for undergraduates and some (or all) of the chapters could be assigned as supplemental reading for a variety of computer science courses. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates."-P. Cull, Oregon State University in CHOICE Magazine, February 2015 Vol. 52 No. 6Read the full review at http://choiceconnect.org/webclipping/186232/2-2i7b4u54y72-zyzzdoi2_n2p6krpzhopqiqh3j_pe2o4nbqq Read more...

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