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This is the eighth in a series of eight volumes that contain archival forms of my published papers, together with new material. The Fun and Games volume is characterized by the following remarks quoted from its preface. And then the preface continues by describing the other chapters, which can be summarized more succinctly by quoting from the hype on the back cover:.
He is the author of the seminal multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming. He contributed to the development of the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms and systematized formal mathematical techniques for it. In the process he also popularized the asymptotic notation. In addition to fundamental contributions in several branches of theoretical computer science, Knuth is the creator of the TeX computer typesetting system, the related METAFONT font definition language and rendering system, and the Computer Modern family of typefaces. Knuth was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his father owned a small printing business and taught bookkeeping at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, where he enrolled, earning achievement awards.
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Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Donald E. His award-winning textbooks have become classics that are often given credit for shaping the field, and his scientific papers are widely referenced and stand as milest Donald E.
His award-winning textbooks have become classics that are often given credit for shaping the field, and his scientific papers are widely referenced and stand as milestones of development over a wide variety of topics.
The present volume is the eighth in a series of his collected papers. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Selected Papers on Fun and Games. Jun 01, Eugene Miya rated it really liked it. It's a catch all for his papers See vol. To give you a sense of the contents his earliest paper while he was in high school was to Mad Magazine.
I won't spoil it for you, but this is not an excuse to buy this book. He has a wide variety of other unrelated papers on little mathematical hobbies including car license plates, Yellow road warning signs, Christmas cards, and I'll stop. You know to know and understand DEK why he collected this various papers papers into this volume.
If you think this book sounds from one of the world's great living intellects, just skip this review: you are wasting your time. Don't both to look at the book except in a public library. You won't fathom by he collected the papers in this volume. This are highly technical books criticize by some in this era of higher level languages for continuing to use a version of his MIX machine assembly language code now MMIX.
He has his reasons; I won't go into those. But these paragraphs are supposed to be for Fun and Games, in the mathematical and computer science sense. You can examine scanned pages of the Table of Contents and sample pages on Amazon before purchase; you can buy a paperback printing.
I've said the major points. Sep 30, Maurizio Codogno rated it really liked it Shelves: informatica. Ci sono anche tratti personali, come le cartoline matematiche natalizie che lui e sua moglie hanno spedito negli anni agli amici o il concorso che aveva vinto da ragazzo trovando il maggior numero di anagrammi parziali del nome dello sponsor di una trasmissione televisiva.
Dec 05, Adrien Mogenet rated it liked it. Some papers where definitely worth reading, as usual. They combine fun and deep thoughts about maths or life. However, I've disliked some papers I consider too heavy and NOT fun, even they look like puzzles or games. Timothy Cain rated it liked it Feb 22, Raketeneis rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Pedro rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Ian rated it liked it Oct 22, Jeff Thorson rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Mabi rated it liked it Nov 04, Edward Rustin rated it it was amazing Jul 16, M rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Diego Stamigni rated it it was amazing Jul 11, Ayman Hindy rated it really liked it May 05, Tommy Mcguire rated it it was amazing May 31, Ben Cooper rated it it was ok Mar 12, Mkfs rated it really liked it Aug 06, Aleksandar marked it as to-read Feb 21, John marked it as to-read Jul 16, Steven Cole marked it as to-read Aug 03, Aaron added it Sep 11, Rajasekaran marked it as to-read Jan 06, Aaron marked it as to-read Mar 25, Bruce marked it as to-read Sep 03, Mattias Lundell added it Sep 05, Andrew Bennett marked it as to-read Nov 21, Andre Veski marked it as to-read Dec 08, Jacobsca added it Dec 31, Jared added it Jan 03, Tyler Kendrick marked it as to-read Jan 12, Anton Savenkov marked it as to-read Jan 28, Abigail added it Feb 22, Chris marked it as to-read Feb 26, Heribert added it May 21, Frederic Bayer marked it as to-read Jun 05, Kunal marked it as to-read Jun 28, Derrick Schneider is currently reading it Jul 01, Thom marked it as to-read Jul 25, Alexey Vyskubov added it Aug 01, Mike marked it as to-read Aug 01, Thomas marked it as to-read Aug 07, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Goodreads is hiring! If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. About Donald Ervin Knuth. Donald Ervin Knuth. Author of the seminal multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming "TAOCP" , Knuth has been called the "father" of the analysis of algorithms, contributing to the development of, and systematizing formal mathematical techniques for, the Donald Ervin Knuth, born January 10th , is a renowned computer scientist and Professor Emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University.
Author of the seminal multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming "TAOCP" , Knuth has been called the "father" of the analysis of algorithms, contributing to the development of, and systematizing formal mathematical techniques for, the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms, and in the process popularizing asymptotic notation.
In addition to fundamental contributions in several branches of theoretical computer science, Knuth is the creator of the TeX computer typesetting system, the related METAFONT font definition language and rendering system, and the Computer Modern family of typefaces.
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It only takes a minute to sign up. I searched the Comprehensive Latex Symbol list but couldn't find the symbol below. I don't necessarily want to have the puzzle ruined for myself or others, but I've read the book cover to cover and searched high and low on the internet, and I can't really find any clues on how to proceed in finding more information about it. It's listed in the index as a reference to itself. Any hints? In conclusion, let me close this preface by warmly thanking the KTG society and its fictious leader, whose existence is sort of an enigma that can be deciphered only be carefully pondering the index at the rear of this book. Readers who are able to solve this weird puzzle will find that my eccentric muse was not at all able to resist the temptation to finish off the final preface of this eight-book series by adding some symbolic "book-ends," so that the fun and games would last longer.
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CSLI lecture notes no. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN cloth alk. Mathematics Miscellanea.
The Basic Library List Committee recommends this book for acquisition by undergraduate mathematics libraries.Reply