Algorithms Unlocked

Author: Thomas H. Cormen
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262518805
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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

Author: Panos Louridas
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262035707
Size: 67.36 MB
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An introduction to algorithms for readers with no background in advanced mathematics or computer science, emphasizing examples and real-world problems.

Handbook On Geographies Of Technology

Author: Barney Warf
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1785361163
Size: 47.50 MB
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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.

If Then

Author: Taina Bucher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019049302X
Size: 79.47 MB
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We live in a world in which Google's search algorithms determine how we access information, Facebook's News Feed algorithms shape how we socialize, and Netflix collaborative filtering algorithms choose the media products we consume. As such, we live algorithmic lives. Life, however, is not blindly controlled or determined by algorithms. Nor are we simply victims of an ever-expanding artificial intelligence. Rather than looking at how technologies shape or are shaped by political institutions, this book is concerned with the ways in which informational infrastructure may be considered political in its capacity to shape social and cultural life. It looks specifically at the conditions of algorithmic life -- how algorithms work, both materially and discursively, to create the conditions for sociality and connectivity. The book argues that the most important aspect of algorithms is not what they are in terms of their specific technical details but rather how they become part of social practices and how different people enlist them as powerful brokers of information, communication and society. If we truly want to engage with the promises of automation and predictive analytics entailed by the promises of "big data", we also need to understand the contours of algorithmic life that condition such practices. Setting out to explore both the specific uses of algorithms and the cultural forms they generate, this book offers a novel understanding of the power and politics of algorithmic life as grounded in case studies that explore the material-discursive dimensions of software.

The Silent Revolution

Author: M. Bunz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137373504
Size: 66.25 MB
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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

Author: Nikhil Balakrishnan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319149687
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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.

Algorithms And Computation

Author: Peter Eades
Publisher: Springer
ISBN:
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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:
ISBN: 9780818619847
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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

Proceedings

Author: IEEE Computer Society. Technical Council on Software Engineering. Reengineering Forum
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780769522432
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WCRE explores innovative methods of extracting the many kinds of information that can be recovered from software, software engineering documents, and systems artifacts. It also examines innovative ways of using this information in system renovation and program understanding.