Algorithms Unlocked

Author: Thomas H. Cormen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262518805

Category: Computers

Page: 222

View: 4154


For anyone who has ever wondered how computers solve problems, an engagingly written guide for nonexperts to the basics of computer algorithms. Have you ever wondered how your GPS can find the fastest way to your destination, selecting one route from seemingly countless possibilities in mere seconds? How your credit card account number is protected when you make a purchase over the Internet? The answer is algorithms. And how do these mathematical formulations translate themselves into your GPS, your laptop, or your smart phone? This book offers an engagingly written guide to the basics of computer algorithms. In Algorithms Unlocked, Thomas Cormen--coauthor of the leading college textbook on the subject--provides a general explanation, with limited mathematics, of how algorithms enable computers to solve problems. Readers will learn what computer algorithms are, how to describe them, and how to evaluate them. They will discover simple ways to search for information in a computer; methods for rearranging information in a computer into a prescribed order ("sorting"); how to solve basic problems that can be modeled in a computer with a mathematical structure called a "graph" (useful for modeling road networks, dependencies among tasks, and financial relationships); how to solve problems that ask questions about strings of characters such as DNA structures; the basic principles behind cryptography; fundamentals of data compression; and even that there are some problems that no one has figured out how to solve on a computer in a reasonable amount of time.

Real-World Algorithms

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Panos Louridas

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262035707

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 7943


An introduction to algorithms for readers with no background in advanced mathematics or computer science, emphasizing examples and real-world problems.

Language, Syntax, and the Natural Sciences

Author: Ángel J. Gallego,Roger Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107152941

Category: Computers

Page: 350

View: 6883


An exploration of human language from the perspective of the natural sciences, this outstanding book brings together leading specialists to discuss the scientific connection of language to disciplines such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.

Handbook on Geographies of Technology

Author: Barney Warf

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785361163


Page: 512

View: 9449


This Handbook offers an insightful and comprehensive overview from a geographic perspective of the numerous and varied technologies that are shaping the contemporary world. It shows how geography and technology are intimately linked by examining the origins, growth, and impacts of 27 different technologies and highlighting how they influence the structure and spatiality of society.

The Silent Revolution

How Digitalization Transforms Knowledge, Work, Journalism and Politics without Making Too Much Noise

Author: M. Bunz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137373504

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 134

View: 2796


Critically engaging, illustrative and with numerous examples, The Silent Revolution delivers a philosophically informed introduction to current debates on digital technology and calls for a more active role of humans towards technology.

Dependability in Medicine and Neurology

Using Engineering and Management Principles for Better Patient Care

Author: Nikhil Balakrishnan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319149687

Category: Medical

Page: 335

View: 5808


This ground-breaking title presents an interdisciplinary introduction to the subject of Dependability and how it applies in medicine generally and in neurology in particular. Dependability is the term applied in engineering and industry to a service that is safe, reliable and trustworthy. Dependable systems use a variety of methods to deliver correct service in the face of uncertainty resulting from misleading, erroneous information, and system faults. Dependable systems result from the application of systematic methods in design, operation, and management to deliver their services. Dependability in Medicine and Neurology presents the philosophy and ideas behind the specific methods of dependability and discusses the principles in the context of medical care and neurologic treatment especially. Patient case vignettes are used widely to illustrate key points. A first-of-its-kind title and based on the author’s many years of teaching these principles to medical colleagues throughout the United States, Dependability in Medicine and Neurology will inspire readers to develop applications for their specific areas of clinical practice. Intended for physicians (especially neurologists), medical students, nurses, and health administrators, Dependability in Medicine and Neurology is an indispensable reference and important contribution to the literature.

Cómo programar en Java

Author: Harvey M. Deitel,Paul J. Deitel

Publisher: Pearson Educación

ISBN: 9789702605188

Category: Java (Computer program language)

Page: 1325

View: 5914


JavaTM ha revolucionado el desarrollo del software mediante el código orientado a objetos independiente de la plataforma, con uso intensivo de multimedia, para aplicaciones basadas en Internet, intranets o extranets. Esta quinta edición del libro de texto sobre Java más utilizado a nivel mundial, explica cómo utilizar las extraordinarias herramientas de este software. La obra contiene una vasta colección de ejemplos, ejercicios y proyectos que proporcionan la oportunidad de resolver problemas reales. El contenido se concentra en los principios de la buena ingeniería de software, haciendo hincapié en la claridad de los programas. Todos los ejemplos de código han sido probados. Entre los temas clave que se tratan aquí, se encuentran: aplicaciones/applets, GUI Swing/manejo de eventos, clases/objetos/interfaces, POO/herencia/polimorfismo, gráficos/Java 2DTM/imágenes/animación/audio, excepciones/subprocesamiento múltiple, DOO/UML/patrones de diseño.

Algorithms and Computation

12th International Symposium, ISAAC 2001, Christchurch, New Zealand, December 19-21, 2001. Proceedings

Author: Peter Eades,Tadao Takaoka

Publisher: Springer


Category: Computer algorithms

Page: 780

View: 3756


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Algorithms and Computation, ISAAC 2001, held in Christchurch, New Zealand in December 2001. The 62 revised full papers presented together with three invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 124 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on combinatorial generation and optimization, parallel and distributed algorithms, graph drawing and algorithms, computational geometry, computational complexity and cryptology, automata and formal languages, computational biology and string matching, and algorithms and data structures.

Architectures, Languages, and Algorithms

Author: University of California, Berkeley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780818619847

Category: Algorithms

Page: 724

View: 3850


Proceedings of an International Workshop held in Fairfax, VA, October 1989. Covers: planning strategies, learning schemes, natural languages, search problems, architectures and tools, speech and signal processing, VLSI design, production rules and systems, knowledge-based systems, neural networks. No subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR