Computing: A Historical and Technical Perspective by Yoshihide Igarashi,Tom Altman,Mariko Funada,Barbara Kamiyama

By Yoshihide Igarashi,Tom Altman,Mariko Funada,Barbara Kamiyama

Exploring an enormous array of themes regarding computation, Computing: A ancient and Technical Perspective covers the old and technical beginning of historical and modern day computing. The publication begins with the earliest references to counting through people, introduces a variety of quantity structures, and discusses arithmetic in early civilizations. It courses readers throughout the newest advances in machine technological know-how, reminiscent of the layout and research of machine algorithms.

Through ancient debts, short technical causes, and examples, the publication solutions a number of questions, including:

  • Why do people count number another way from the best way present digital pcs do?

  • Why are there 24 hours in an afternoon, 60 mins in an hour, etc.?

  • Who invented numbers, whilst have been they invented, and why are there diversified kinds?

  • How do mystery writings and cryptography date again to historic civilizations?

Innumerable members from many cultures have contributed their skills and creativity to formulate what has turn into our mathematical and computing history. via bringing jointly the old and technical features of computing, this ebook permits readers to achieve a deep appreciation of the lengthy evolutionary procedures of the sphere constructed over hundreds of thousands of years. compatible as a complement in undergraduate classes, it offers a self-contained old reference resource for somebody drawn to this significant and evolving field.

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