Accession Number:

ADA089912

Title:

Algorithms in Modern Mathematics and Computer Science.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE