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Mathematical and algorithmic foundations of the Internet [electronic resource] / Fabrizio Luccio and Linda Pagli ; with Graham Steel.

By: Luccio, Fabrizio, 1938-.
Contributor(s): Pagli, Linda | Steel, Graham, 1977-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Chapman & Hall/CRC applied algorithms and data structures series: Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2012Description: xv, 205 p. : ill.ISBN: 9781439831397 (ebook : PDF).Subject(s): Internet -- Mathematical models | World Wide Web -- Mathematical modelsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: No titleOnline resources: Distributed by publisher. Purchase or institutional license may be required for access. Also available in print edition.
Contents:
1. An unconventional introduction to the Internet -- 2. Exponential growth -- 3. Sequences and trees -- 4. The algorithm : the key concept -- 5. A world of randomness -- 6. Networks and graphs -- 7. Giant components, small worlds, fat tails, and the Internet -- 8. Parallel and distributed computation -- 9. Browsers and search engines -- 10. Epilogue.
Summary: "This book introduces the vast wealth of mathematical concepts and methods on which the Internet depends. It illustrates mathematical and algorithmic methods with examples from various fields to show the universality of the concepts presented. The authors provide complete discussions of sequences, exponential growth, algorithms and complexity, randomness, graphs and networks, search engines, parallel and distributed computation, and cryptography. They also address cutting-edge topics, such as game theory, and include a short encyclopedic dictionary of terms related to the Internet"-- Provided by publisher.
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"A Chapman & Hall book."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. An unconventional introduction to the Internet -- 2. Exponential growth -- 3. Sequences and trees -- 4. The algorithm : the key concept -- 5. A world of randomness -- 6. Networks and graphs -- 7. Giant components, small worlds, fat tails, and the Internet -- 8. Parallel and distributed computation -- 9. Browsers and search engines -- 10. Epilogue.

"This book introduces the vast wealth of mathematical concepts and methods on which the Internet depends. It illustrates mathematical and algorithmic methods with examples from various fields to show the universality of the concepts presented. The authors provide complete discussions of sequences, exponential growth, algorithms and complexity, randomness, graphs and networks, search engines, parallel and distributed computation, and cryptography. They also address cutting-edge topics, such as game theory, and include a short encyclopedic dictionary of terms related to the Internet"-- Provided by publisher.

Also available in print edition.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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