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The Advent of the Algorithm - by David Berlinski (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Science

Sub-Genre: History

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Author: David Berlinski

Language: English

TCIN: 77013890
UPC: 9780156013918
Item Number (DPCI): 247-23-9399

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Simply put, an algorithm is a set of instructions-it's the code that makes computers run. A basic idea that proved elusive for hundreds of years and bent the minds of the greatest thinkers in the world, the algorithm is what made the modern world possible. Without the algorithm, there would have been no computer, no Internet, no virtual reality, no e-mail, or any other technological advance that we rely on every day.
In The Advent of the Algorithm, David Berlinski combines science, history, and math to explain and explore the intriguing story of how the algorithm was finally discovered by a succession of mathematicians and logicians, and how this paved the way for the digital age. Beginning with Leibniz and culminating in the middle of the twentieth century with the groundbreaking work of G�del and Turing, The Advent of the Algorithm is an epic tale told with clarity and imaginative brilliance.

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