The discrete charm of the machine (Record no. 211371)

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International Standard Book Number 9780691179438
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Classification number 621.382
Item number S8D4
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Personal name Steiglitz, Ken
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Title The discrete charm of the machine
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Name of publisher, distributor, etc Princeton University Press
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2019
Place of publication, distribution, etc New Jersey
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Extent xvii, 235p.
Other physical details With index
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Summary, etc A few short decades ago, we were informed by the smooth signals of analog television and radio; we communicated using our analog telephones; and we even computed with analog computers. Today our world is digital, built with zeros and ones. Why did this revolution occur? The Discrete Charm of the Machine explains, in an engaging and accessible manner, the varied physical and logical reasons behind this radical transformation. The spark of individual genius shines through this story of innovation: the stored program of Jacquard’s loom; Charles Babbage’s logical branching; Alan Turing’s brilliant abstraction of the discrete machine; Harry Nyquist’s foundation for digital signal processing; Claude Shannon’s breakthrough insights into the meaning of information and bandwidth; and Richard Feynman’s prescient proposals for nanotechnology and quantum computing. Ken Steiglitz follows the progression of these ideas in the building of our digital world, from the internet and artificial intelligence to the edge of the unknown. Are questions like the famous traveling salesman problem truly beyond the reach of ordinary digital computers? Can quantum computers transcend these barriers? Does a mysterious magical power reside in the analog mechanisms of the brain? Steiglitz concludes by confronting the moral and aesthetic questions raised by the development of artificial intelligence and autonomous robots.

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Technological innovations
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Engineering
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Digital communications
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Computer Science
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          Non-fiction Vikram Sarabhai Library Vikram Sarabhai Library General Stacks 2019-03-27 13 1.00 Slot 1754 (2 Floor, East Wing) 621.382 S8D4 198908 2019-03-27 1499.00 Books

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