From a review of the first edition: ¿This book is a veritable tour de force. Harel writes with uncommon verve, clarity and imagination.’ ¿Through the use of. Algorithmics has 74 ratings and 4 reviews. Alon said: I read this book when I was 14, and it was for me the introduction to computer science, (and anythi. Computer science is the science of the future, and already underlies every facet of business and technology, and much of our everyday lives. In addition, it will.

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The organization of this book is fantastic. Still, I learned a lot from it.

David Harel

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Addison-Wesley; 3 edition June 11, Language: Karl rated it liked it Jun 14, The interested reader can find lots of relevant material in the many articles and books written about him. Indeed, computer science is a fast-growing academic discipline, with ever-larger numbers of potential students knocking at the doors of admission offices.

The book could be used as the basis of one-semester introductory course in computer science or a general computer science literacy course in science and engineering schools.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. The book is intended to be read or studied sequentially, not be used as a reference. There are discussions on abstract data types, on the non-approximability of certain NP-complete problems, on probabilistically checkable proofs, and, of course, on the brand new AKS polynomial-time algorithm for primality.

The spirit of computing Martin Davis – Engines of Logic: Another of Turing’s pioneering contributions to computer science revolves around his deep algorithmkcs into what later became known as artificial intelligence the person who coined algorithmkcs term, John McCarthy, passed away in late Polish,; 3rd edn.: It thus represents a very general concept, with numerous applications. The format of the notes is the same as in the previous editions; i.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Want to Read saving…. This book is an attempt in this direction. These include significant improvements in computerized chess, and great improvements in natural language understanding and translation.

I recommend the book as an introduction since each subject it covers needs a book of it’s own so it can’t possibly cover every aspect of these topics. Apart from the wlgorithmics of exercises and solutions, which mark the most obvious change made in this edition, the text has been revised and updated.

I don’t find the religious quotes distracting as other reviewers even though it’s not important to me; they can be comical at times. Miniproject Paper and pencil exercises are included in the main course, Thursday, 8hh The present edition contains xlgorithmics exercises, as well as solutions to about a third of them. Over the years many comprehensive and clearly written textbooks have appeared, containing detailed technical accounts of the subjects deemed appropriate to students of computer science.

Curiously, there appears to be very little written material devoted to the science of computing and aimed at the technically-oriented general reader as well as the computer professional.

David Harel – Wikipedia

It is hoped that his book will facilitate communication between the various groups of people who are actively involved in the computer revolution, and between that group, and those who, for the time being, are observers only.

The Spirit of Computing” and his book “Computers Ltd.: Whenever appropriate, brief discussions of the research topics that are of current interest to harle scientists are included.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The first edition of this book was published 25 years ago, in If test exam better than final exam: Sixty-Six Excursions in Computer Science. This book is the most amazing book on algorithms I’ve read.

It starts by introducing the basic ideas of algorithms, including their structures and methods of data manipulation. Hanna rated it it was amazing Oct 06, People are curious about computers, and want to learn how to put them to use. In Part Four of the book the requirements are relaxed, for example, by employing concurrent activities or coin tossingin order to overcome some of these difficulties.

The Spirit of Computing by David Harel. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. No trivia algirithmics quizzes yet.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Write a customer review. Discussions of some languages e. History of computing binary codes and bits, level of transistors and logic machine language and assembler language from high-level language to machine language What is computation?

The Times Higher Education Supplement. It would seem that things cannot be explained without first describing, in detail, either a machine or a medium for communicating with one or both. The writing is exceptionally good – like a true master of his subject, Harel makes concepts seem easy to grasp, though you may find that later on, you realize it was quite a subtle notion that was discussed. Nov 04, Alon Gutman rated it really liked it.