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Computing Universe

A Journey Through A Revolution

Computing Universe - Pápay, Gyuri; Hey, Tony - ISBN: 9780521766456
Prijs: € 74,95
Levertijd: 12 tot 15 werkdagen
Bindwijze: Boek, Gebonden
Genre: Informatica
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Beschrijving

This exciting and accessible book takes us on a journey from the early days of computers to the cutting-edge research of the present day.

Details

Titel: Computing Universe
auteur: Pápay, Gyuri; Hey, Tony
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Gebonden
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 424
Uitgever: Cambridge University Press
Plaats van publicatie: 01
NUR: Informatica
Afmetingen: 263 x 211 x 24
Gewicht: 1046 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780521766456
Intern nummer: 26822521

Biografie (woord)

Gyuri Pápay is a senior research fellow at the IT Innovations Centre at Southampton University, UK. His main research interests are high-performance computing, event simulation and numerical algorithms.

Quote

'This is a highly engaging book, which will be greatly valued by both computer scientists and the general reader alike. It fills a longstanding lacuna in the literature, ably covering the history and evolution of computers and computing, leading to the modern subject known as computer science. It shows how closely the development of computer science is interleaved with our wider understanding of the world we inhabit. The book will undoubtedly prove to be a source of inspiration for future generations of computer and computational scientists.' Peter Coveney, University College London

Inhoudsopgave

1. Beginnings of a revolution; 2. The hardware; 3. The software is in the holes; 4. Programming languages and software engineering; 5. Algorithmics; 6. Mr. Turing's amazing machines; 7. Moore's Law and the silicon revolution; 8. Computing gets personal; 9. Computer games; 10. Licklider's intergalactic computer network; 11. Weaving the World Wide Web; 12. The dark side of the Web; 13. Artificial intelligence and neural networks; 14. Machine learning and natural-language processing; 15. The end of Moore's Law; 16. The third age of computing; 17. Computers and science fiction – an essay.

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