The art of computer programming. Volume 2 Seminumerical algorithms

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  • Seminumerical algorithms
  • Third edition.
  • [Upper Saddle River, NJ] : Addison-Wesley [1998]
  • [Place of publication not identified] : [Pearson Addison Wesley] 2014
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1 online resource (xiii, 764 pages) : illustrations (black and white); digital file(s).
  • 9780133488791
  • 9780321635778
  • 0321635779
  • Originally published: 1997.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in print form.
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  • Copyright: Copyright © Addison-Wesley Professional ; 1998
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  • Offers a complete introduction to the field of seminumerical algorithms, with separate chapters on random numbers and arithmetic. The book summarizes the major paradigms and basic theory of such algorithms, thereby providing a comprehensive interface between computer programming and numerical analysis. Particularly noteworthy in this third edition is Knuth's new treatment of random number generators, and his discussion of calculations with formal power series.