The Resource The power of algorithms : inspiration and examples in everyday life, Giorgio Ausiello, Rossella Petreschi, editors

The power of algorithms : inspiration and examples in everyday life, Giorgio Ausiello, Rossella Petreschi, editors

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The power of algorithms : inspiration and examples in everyday life
Title
The power of algorithms
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inspiration and examples in everyday life
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Giorgio Ausiello, Rossella Petreschi, editors
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
To examine, analyze, and manipulate a problem to the point of designing an algorithm for solving it is an exercise of fundamental value in many fields. With so many everyday activities governed by algorithmic principles, the power, precision, reliability and speed of execution demanded by users have transformed the design and construction of algorithms from a creative, artisanal activity into a full-fledged science in its own right. This book is aimed at all those who exploit the results of this new science, as designers and as consumers. The first chapter is an overview of the related history, demonstrating the long development of ideas such as recursion and more recent formalizations such as computability. The second chapter shows how the design of algorithms requires appropriate techniques and sophisticated organization of data. In the subsequent chapters the contributing authors present examples from diverse areas – such as routing and networking problems, Web search, information security, auctions and games, complexity and randomness, and the life sciences – that show how algorithmic thinking offers practical solutions and also deepens domain knowledge. The contributing authors are top-class researchers with considerable academic and industrial experience; they are also excellent educators and communicators and they draw on this experience with enthusiasm and humor. This book is an excellent introduction to an intriguing domain and it will be enjoyed by undergraduate and postgraduate students in computer science, engineering, and mathematics, and more broadly by all those engaged with algorithmic thinking
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GW5XE
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0
LC call number
QA9.58
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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QA 9.58
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  • 1941-
  • 1950-
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  • Ausiello, G.
  • Petreschi, Rossella
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  • Algorithms
  • Algorithms
  • Computer algorithms
  • Mathematical Concepts
  • Algorithms
  • Computing Methodologies
  • Computer Science
  • Computers and Education
  • Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity
  • History of Computing
  • History of Science
  • Algorithms
  • Computer algorithms
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The power of algorithms : inspiration and examples in everyday life, Giorgio Ausiello, Rossella Petreschi, editors
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"First published in Italian in 2010 by Mondadori Education S.p.A., Milano as "L'informatica invisible: Come gli algoritmi regolano la nostra vita ... e tutto il resto."
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mixed
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I Finding One’s Way in a World of Algorithms -- Chap. 1 Algorithms: An Historical Perspective -- Chap. 2 How to Design an Algorithm -- Chap. 3 The One Million Dollars Problem -- Part II The Difficult Simplicity of Daily Life -- Chap. 4 The Quest for the Shortest Route -- Chap. 5 Web Search -- Chap. 6 Algorithms for Secure Communication -- Chap. 7 Algorithmics for the Life Sciences -- Chap. 8 The Shortest Walk to Watch TV -- Chap. 9 Algorithms for Auctions and Games -- Chap. 10 Randomness and Complexity
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiv, 255 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
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9783642396526
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.1007/978-3-642-39652-6
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illustrations (some color)
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absent
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)865506654
  • (OCoLC)ocn865506654
Label
The power of algorithms : inspiration and examples in everyday life, Giorgio Ausiello, Rossella Petreschi, editors
Publication
Note
"First published in Italian in 2010 by Mondadori Education S.p.A., Milano as "L'informatica invisible: Come gli algoritmi regolano la nostra vita ... e tutto il resto."
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I Finding One’s Way in a World of Algorithms -- Chap. 1 Algorithms: An Historical Perspective -- Chap. 2 How to Design an Algorithm -- Chap. 3 The One Million Dollars Problem -- Part II The Difficult Simplicity of Daily Life -- Chap. 4 The Quest for the Shortest Route -- Chap. 5 Web Search -- Chap. 6 Algorithms for Secure Communication -- Chap. 7 Algorithmics for the Life Sciences -- Chap. 8 The Shortest Walk to Watch TV -- Chap. 9 Algorithms for Auctions and Games -- Chap. 10 Randomness and Complexity
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 255 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783642396526
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-39652-6
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865506654
  • (OCoLC)ocn865506654

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