Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers (Hardback)
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Short Description for Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future 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. This book explains the fundamental 'tricks' behind nine types of computer algorithms.
- Published: 01 January 2012
- Format: Hardback 232 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780691147147 ISBN 10: 0691147140
- Sales rank: 102,715
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Reviews for Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future
Fascinating, accessible read
Although I studied computer science (which I suppose fuelled my interest in this book in the first place), the author's straightforward explanations and real-world metaphors for the algorithms discussed are very accessible. Don't be put off by the word "algorithm" either - basically if you want to know how search engines work, or how using your credit card number to buy a book from the Book Depository is secure - this makes for a fascinating read. Highly recommended. by David Hollingworth