Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers

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INDEX
AAC, 120
abort. See transaction addition
algorithm, 3
addition trick, 41–43, 57, 58
Adleman, Leonard, 58, 166
Advanced Encryption Standard, 43
advertisement, 7, 104
AES. See Advanced Encryption Standard
AI. See artificial intelligence
algorithm: books on, 207; criteria for greatness, 4–6; definition of, 2–4; future of, 199–202; lack of, 174, 196; relationship to programming, 203; significance of, 8–10. See also addition algorithm; checksum; compression; digital signature; error-correcting code; Dijkstra’s shortest-path algorithm; Euclid’s algorithm; factorization; JPEG; key exchange; LZ77; matching; nine algorithms; PageRank; public key; ranking; RSA; web search
AltaVista, 12, 17, 19, 23, 25, 37, 207
AlwaysYes.exe, 184–188, 190, 192, 194
Amazon, 39, 40, 103, 133 Analytical Engine, 80
AntiCrashOnSelf.exe, 194, 195
AntiYesOnSelf.exe, 188–192
Apple, 24, 179
artifact. See compression
artificial intelligence, 1, 2, 8, 78, 80, 101, 103, 174, 201, 209. See also pattern recognition
artificial neural network. See neural network
As We May Think, ii, 25, 207
astronomy, 8, 9, 204
Atlantic magazine, 207
atomic. See transaction
audio, 103, 115. See also compression
Austen, Jane, 105
authentication, 151–152, 153, 154
authority: score, 28, 29; of a web page, 27, 28, 35, 37. See also certification authority
authority trick, 27–30, 32, 34
B-tree, 144–145
Babylonia, 12, 19
backup, 133, 134
bank, 129, 133, 138; account number, 61, 62; balance, 62–65; for keys, 156, 161, 163, 165; online banking, 122, 123, 132, 134, 147, 149; for signatures, 152; transfer, 127, 134; as trusted third party, 155, 161, 171
base, in exponentiation, 54, 55, 58, 164
Battelle, John, 208
Bell Telephone Company, 1, 60, 66, 77, 120
binary, 42, 73, 77, 110
Bing, 11
biology, 7, 176
biometric sensor, 153, 160
Bishop, Christopher, viii, 205, 207, 208
bit, 42, 43
block cipher, 42

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