9 Algorithms That Changed the Future

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9 Algorithms that Changed the Future - The Ingenious Ideas that Drive Today's Computers
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AuthorJohn MacCormick
CountryUnited States
PublisherPrinceton University Press
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9 Algorithms that Changed the Future is a 2012 book by John MacCormick on algorithms. The book seeks to explain commonly encountered computer algorithms to a layman audience.


The chapters in the book each cover an algorithm.

  1. Search engine indexing
  2. PageRank
  3. Public-key cryptography
  4. Forward error correction
  5. Pattern recognition
  6. Data compression
  7. Database
  8. Digital signature


One reviewer said the book is written in a clear and simple style.[1]

A reviewer for New York Journal of Books suggested that this book would be a good complement to an introductory college-level computer science course.[2]

Another reviewer called the book "a valuable addition to the popular computing literature".[3]


  1. ^ Grossman, Wendy M (September 25, 2012). "Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: Book review". zdnet.com. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  2. ^ Isaacman, Richard (n.d.). "a book review by Dr. Richard Isaacman: Nine Algorithms that Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas that Drive Today's Computers". nyjournalofbooks.com. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  3. ^ Dupuis, John (June 11, 2012). "Reading Diary: Nine algorithms that changed the future by John MacCormick". scienceblogs.com. Retrieved 9 June 2015.

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