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

By John Maccormick | Go to book overview

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

-211-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 219

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.