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The Resource Nine algorithms that changed the future : the ingenious ideas that drive today's computers, John MacCormick

Nine algorithms that changed the future : the ingenious ideas that drive today's computers, John MacCormick

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Nine algorithms that changed the future : the ingenious ideas that drive today's computers
Title
Nine algorithms that changed the future
Title remainder
the ingenious ideas that drive today's computers
Statement of responsibility
John MacCormick
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack: the billions of pages on the World Wide Web. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network links, yet somehow a perfect copy of the photo arrives intact. Without even knowing it, we use public-key cryptography to transmit secret information like credit card numbers; and we use digital signatures to verify the identity of the websites we visit. How do our computers perform these t
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacCormick, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer science
  • Computer algorithms
  • Artificial intelligence
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer algorithms
  • Computer science
Label
Nine algorithms that changed the future : the ingenious ideas that drive today's computers, John MacCormick
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-209) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What are the great ideas that power your PC? -- Search engine indexing, finding needles in the world's biggest haystack -- PageRank, the technology that launched Google -- Public key cryptography, sending secrets on a postcard -- Error correcting codes, mistakes that fix themselves -- Pattern recognition, learning from experience -- Data compression, something for nothing -- Databases, the quest for consistency -- Digital signatures, who really wrote this software? -- What is computable?
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ocn757753056
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 219 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400839568
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40020622548
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctttsf9
  • 695a98b3-672f-4717-a4f1-6344dd2cf589
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)757753056
Label
Nine algorithms that changed the future : the ingenious ideas that drive today's computers, John MacCormick
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-209) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What are the great ideas that power your PC? -- Search engine indexing, finding needles in the world's biggest haystack -- PageRank, the technology that launched Google -- Public key cryptography, sending secrets on a postcard -- Error correcting codes, mistakes that fix themselves -- Pattern recognition, learning from experience -- Data compression, something for nothing -- Databases, the quest for consistency -- Digital signatures, who really wrote this software? -- What is computable?
Control code
ocn757753056
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 219 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400839568
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40020622548
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctttsf9
  • 695a98b3-672f-4717-a4f1-6344dd2cf589
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)757753056

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