"favorite way to describe computer science is to say that it is the study of algorithms. An algorithm is a precisely defined sequence of rules telling how to produce specified output information from given input information in a finite number of steps. A particular representation of an algorithm is called a program... Perhaps the most significant discovery generated by the advent of computers will turn out to be that algorithms, as objects of study, are extraordinary rich in interesting properties and, furthermore, that an algorithmic point of view is a useful way to organize knowledge in general."
D. KnuthPalavras chave: Knuth
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