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The Resource A history of algorithms : from the pebble to the microchip, Jean-Luc Chabert (ed.) ; [authors, Évelyne Barbin ... et al. ; English translator, Chris Weeks]

A history of algorithms : from the pebble to the microchip, Jean-Luc Chabert (ed.) ; [authors, Évelyne Barbin ... et al. ; English translator, Chris Weeks]

Label
A history of algorithms : from the pebble to the microchip
Title
A history of algorithms
Title remainder
from the pebble to the microchip
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Luc Chabert (ed.) ; [authors, Évelyne Barbin ... et al. ; English translator, Chris Weeks]
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"With the development of computing has come an awakening of interest in algorithms. The purpose of this book is to offer a historical background to contemporary algorithmic practice." "Each chapter centres around a theme, more or less in chronological order, and the story is told through the reading of over 200 original texts, faithfully reproduced. This provides an opportunity for the reader to sit alongside such mathematicians as Archimedes, Omar Khayyam, Newton, Euler and Gauss as they explain their techniques. The book ends with an account of the development of the modern concept of algorithm."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Histoire d'algorithmes
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA58
LC item number
.H5813 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chabert, Jean-Luc
  • Barbin, E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Algorithms
  • Algorithms
  • Algoritmen
Label
A history of algorithms : from the pebble to the microchip, Jean-Luc Chabert (ed.) ; [authors, Évelyne Barbin ... et al. ; English translator, Chris Weeks]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Algorithms for Arithmetic Operations -- 2. Magic Squares -- 3. Methods of False Position -- 4. Euclid's Algorithm -- 5. From Measuring the Circle to Calculating [pi] -- 6. Newton's Methods -- 7. Solving Equations by Successive Approximations -- 8. Algorithms in Arithmetic -- 9. Solving Systems of Linear Equations -- 10. Tables and Interpolation -- 11. Approximate Quadratures -- 12. Approximate Solutions of Differential Equations -- 13. Approximation of Functions -- 14. Acceleration of Convergence -- 15. Towards the Concept of Algorithm
Control code
39122844
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 524 pages
Isbn
9783540633693
Lccn
98020468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39122844
Label
A history of algorithms : from the pebble to the microchip, Jean-Luc Chabert (ed.) ; [authors, Évelyne Barbin ... et al. ; English translator, Chris Weeks]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Algorithms for Arithmetic Operations -- 2. Magic Squares -- 3. Methods of False Position -- 4. Euclid's Algorithm -- 5. From Measuring the Circle to Calculating [pi] -- 6. Newton's Methods -- 7. Solving Equations by Successive Approximations -- 8. Algorithms in Arithmetic -- 9. Solving Systems of Linear Equations -- 10. Tables and Interpolation -- 11. Approximate Quadratures -- 12. Approximate Solutions of Differential Equations -- 13. Approximation of Functions -- 14. Acceleration of Convergence -- 15. Towards the Concept of Algorithm
Control code
39122844
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 524 pages
Isbn
9783540633693
Lccn
98020468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39122844

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