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Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks about

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  • Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks about (University of Chicago Press) – Hardcover (2001)
    by Donald Ervin Knuth

    Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks about

    Hardcover, University of Chicago Press
    2001
    English
    230 pages

    ISBN: 1575863278
    ISBN-13: 9781575863276

    How does a computer scientist understand infinity? What can probability theory teach us about free will? Can mathematical notions be used to enhance one's personal understanding of the Bible? This book contains six informal lectures by computer scientist Donald E. Knuth exploring the relationship between his vocation and his faith, revealing the unique perspective that his work with computing has lent to his understanding of God. Knuth's starting point is his 3:16 project, an application of mathematical "random sampling" to ... Show more

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