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Good mathematical book on algorithms [on hold]

I’m a sucker for mathematical elegance and rigour, and now am looking for such literature on algorithms and algorithm analysis. Now, it doesn’t matter much to me what algorithms are covered, but very ...
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1answer
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Best introductory “algorithms”/“more than just coding” comp sci book? [closed]

I've been programming in languages (C/C++/Ruby/Java/HTML) for some time now and am currently entering my senior year of high school. I'm taking AP Comp Sci, which uses Java, but want to have a better ...
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How the code travels [closed]

Looking for a book that describes the path the code takes from high-level to compiler to memory etc. Doesn't matter which programming language is used, just would really like a nice breakdown of the ...
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1answer
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Good introduction to Turing's work and complexity theory?

I'm currently an undergrad whose been amazed by what Turing has done for the world. I know there are plenty of other amazing individuals, but Turing's work specifically has always sounded the most ...
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What to study before PBRT(it's a bit hard)? [closed]

I tried reading PBRT but I wasn't able to fully understand the concepts in the book. The following are the two books that I found useful to read before reading PBRT. ...
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Physically based rendering from theory to implementation [closed]

Physically based rendering form theory to implementation - ...
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1answer
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Books on how to approach an IT research subject? [closed]

Are there any recommended books or other sources about research in IT? For example, I want to do some research on the subject 'Internet of things'. What would be the best way to approach this? What ...
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books in the field of fractal and multifractal analysis?

I am interested in learning the field of fractal and multifractal analysis, but from the point of view of Computer Science. The books that I manage to get, apart of the classic Strogatz book, were too ...
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Books about old Operating systems [closed]

where can i find very old books about old operating systems like CP/M and DOS and other OS that worked on the 8086 ?? second question isn't old books 20 year before and older should have an expired ...
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3answers
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What do CS students face in their school exams? [closed]

To what degree does learning computer science require memorisation? I know this depends on subjects and maybe things are different in each college but could someone put an example, e.g. In Xxx class, ...
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3answers
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What to expect in a Computer Science and Mathematics course? [closed]

I'm a high school student. I'm really into programming and mathematics and planning to study CS and mathematics when finished with high school. I have a couple of questions concerning this issue: ...
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1answer
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books on algorithms for beginners in Ruby or Python or C. Not too math heavy [closed]

I am currently at student at Turing and I would like to learn more about algorithmic design while studying programming. Our school mainly deals more with web software, Ruby, and Rails, but I would ...
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Is Horowitz and Sahni's data structure book outdated? [closed]

I found that Fundamentals of data structures (1982) by Ellis Horowitz and Sartaj Sahni draws my attention naturally, probably because of their formal treatment of data structures, and their choice ...
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Which textbook can I use after a high school CS course? [closed]

I just finished the AP Computer Science course in high school and since my school does not have any further classes, I was thinking about getting a textbook and continuing my study. APCS goes through ...
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2answers
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Theory of computation introductory curriculum

I want to study theory of computation on my own, so I am looking for books. What set of books would you recommend for the equivalent of a one-semester course that introduces theory of computation? ...
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Introductory book on Logic and Computation

Can you give me some suggestions about a good introductory (but comprehensive) bookabout Logic and Computation? Some fuzzy topics that I have in mind are: Presburger artihm., PA, ZF, ZFC, HOL Set ...
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3answers
648 views

Good beginner source to learn about how computers work [duplicate]

I am a senior year high school student. I love programming and my chosen language is Java. I'm very much into high-level programming and Object Oriented design. Recently, I started to show first ...
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2answers
313 views

What CS Textbooks should I buy? [closed]

I am preparing to graduate high school. Although I do not intend to study computer science in college, I feel like it might be useful to familiarize myself with the theoretical CS concepts taught in ...
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2answers
570 views

Books to prepare before reading Knuth's The Art Of Computer Programming (TAOCP)

Many people say that TAOCP is not supposed to be read as a book (actually a volume of books), but if I decide to go that way, which math/computer science books/topics do I need to study to help me ...
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Difficulty understanding a quote from SICP

Not sure if I should ask it here but I'll just go ahead. I was reading SICP (Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs). And there was one quote from Alan Perlis in the preface to the second ...
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1answer
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Undergraduate Computer Science Textbooks [closed]

What books would you recommend for someone starting B.Sc in Computer Science? My Personal Info: I am currently looking at B.Sc in Computer Science (Games), which is computer science, accept for the ...
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435 views

How to formulate a computational problem rigorously?

I often interact with people who want to ask for an algorithm for a computational problem (or its complexity), but they don't express it in a rigorous way for us (computer scientists) to understand. ...
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1answer
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Chazelle's discrepancy book: greedy method

In Bernard Chazelle's book The Discrepancy Method, which is available free as a PDF from the author's website, the very first statement requiring thought by the reader (on page 3, just before Theorem ...
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Introduction to complexity and computability

I'm looking for a good book that explains these subjects in a readable way. Any suggestions ? I currently pursuing my BSC in computer science, and I just failed to pass the course introduction to thr ...
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1answer
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Seeking popular science book on bioinformatics or computational genomics

An intelligent 15-year-old I know is interested in both computer science and genetics. I told her that these fields make an excellent combination. I'd like to give her a book on bioinformatics or ...
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4answers
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A good introductory book on cryptography

Can anyone suggest me some good books on cryptography? I have just starting studying cryptography but I know elementary number theory, abstract algebra and algorithms. Also please mention the ...
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1answer
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Difference between Normative annexes and Informative annexes in ADA 95

I was reading the ADA 95 reference manual. I came across these two words in annexes Normative and informative . I couldnt find the difference between those. Your help will be much appreciated.
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Algorithm books on a range of topics

I've been tasked with building a library of books on algorithms for our small company (about 15 people). The budget is more than 5k, but certainly less than 10k, so I can buy a fair number of books. ...
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Theoretical CS and Math - self-study recommendations

I am a non-CS grad and my field of study is unrelated to CS. However, as part of a larger plan to become a computer scientist, I want to obtain a solid background in theoretical computer science and ...
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Studying Programming Language Theory

I have recently become extremely interested in understanding and proving aspects of (functional) programming languages. However as I dive deeper in, things like $\lambda$ calculus, category theory, ...
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A text for virtual environments seminar

What is a good textbook for a seminar about virtual environments, virtual worlds, augmented reality and similar topics? The seminar is at the graduate studies level and is supposed to give ...
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1answer
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References on collective intelligence with respect to CS applications

In recent years the field of "collective intelligence" sometimes known as Web 2.0 has had a big impact on computer science, software engineering, and software development. Stackexchange software ...
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2answers
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Recommended Reading for non-CS undergraduate student doing a research Project on Travelling Salesman Problem

I am an undergraduate student in Industrial Engineering. I have taken the topic of Travelling Salesman Problem as a Research Project for my final year. More specifically, I am focusing on Convex Hulls ...
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3answers
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Good text on algorithm complexity

Where should I look for a good introductory text in algorithm complexity? So far, I have had an Algorithms class, and several language classes, but nothing with a theoretical backbone. I get the whole ...
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Looking for books on creating and understanding theorems targeted at Computer Science

In studying logic to understand verifying programs I have found that there are books on logic targeted at Computer Science e.g. Logic in Computer Science: Modelling and Reasoning about Systems ...
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Standard or Top Text on Applied Graph Theory

I am looking for a reference text on applied graph theory and graph algorithms. Is there a standard text used in most computer science programs? If not, what are the most respected texts in the ...
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Book for algorithms beyond Cormen

I've finished most of the material in Cormen's Intro to Algorithms book and I am looking for an algorithms book that covers material beyond Corman's book. Are there any recommendations? NOTE: I asked ...
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Could someone suggest me a good introductory book or an article on graph clustering?

For my pet project I need to cluster some data which could be easily represented as graph, so I want to use this as an opportunity to educate myself and play with various algorithms. I'd prefer the ...