Algorithms in Modern Mathematics and Computer Science.
STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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The life and work of the ninth century scientist al-Khwarizmi, the father of algebra and algorithms, is surveyed briefly. Then a random sampling technique is used in an attempt to better understand the kinds of thinking that good mathematicians and computer scientists do and to analyze whether such thinking is significantly algorithmic in nature. Author
- Humanities and History
- Theoretical Mathematics