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The fourth volume of The Art of Computer Programming deals with Combinatorial Algorithms, the area of computer science where good techniques have the most dramatic effects. I love it the most, because one good idea can often make a program run a million times faster. Here are excerpts from the hype on the back cover of v4f5 pages : This fascicle, brimming with lively examples, forms the first third of what will eventually become hardcover Volume 4B.
It begins with a page tutorial on the major advances in probabilistic methods that have been made during the past 50 years, since those theories are the key to so many modern algorithms. Then it introduces the fundamental principles of efficient backtrack programming, a family of techniques that have been a mainstay of combinatorial computing since the beginning.
This introductory material is followed by an extensive exploration of important data structures whose links perform delightful dances.
The utility of this approach is illustrated by showing how it resolves and extends a wide variety of fascinating puzzles, old and new.
Puzzles provide a great vehicle for understanding basic combinatorial methods and fundamental notions of symmetry. The emphasis here is on how to create new puzzles, rather than how to solve them.
A significant number of leading computer scientists and mathematicians have chosen their careers after being inspired by such intellectual challenges. More than exercises are provided, arranged carefully for self-instruction, together with detailed answersin fact, sometimes also with answers to the answers. Satisfiability is far from an abstract exercise in understanding formal systems. Fascicle 6 presents full details of seven different SAT solvers, ranging from simple algorithms suitable for small problems to state-of-the-art algorithms of industrial strength.
Many other significant topics also arise in the course of the discussion, such as bounded model checking, the theory of traces, Las Vegas algorithms, phase changes in random processes, the efficient encoding of problems into conjunctive normal form, and the exploitation of global and local symmetries.
More than exercises are provided, arranged carefully for self-instruction, together with detailed answers. I worked particularly hard while preparing many of the new exercises, attempting to improve on expositions that I found in the literature; and in several noteworthy cases, nobody has yet pointed out any errors.
It would be nice to believe that I actually got the details right in my first attempt. But that seems unlikely, because I had hundreds of chances to make mistakes. So I fear that the most probable hypothesis is that nobody has been sufficiently motivated to check these things out carefully as yet.
But of course I do want to go into high-level details also, for the benefit of advanced readers; and those darker corners of my books are naturally the most difficult to get right. Hence this plea for help. Please send success reports to the usual address for bug reports taocp cs. Thanks in advance! By the way, if you want to receive a reward check for discovering an error in TAOCP, your best strategy may well be to scrutinize the answers to the exercises that are listed above.
Meanwhile I continue to work on the final third of Volume 4B, which already has many exciting topics of its own. Thanks to Tom Rokicki, these PostScript files are now searchable!
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Mezikazahn Donald Knuth Unfortunately, however, non-PDF versions have also appeared, against my recommendations, and progrmar versions are frankly quite awful. It has turned out to be a beautiful way to relish the fact that computer science is the result of thousands of individual contributions from people with a huge variety of cultural backgrounds. This series of books is affectionately dedicated to the Type computer once installed at Case Institute of Technologywith whom I have spent many pleasant evenings. If you have purchased a different version, and can provide proof of purchase, you can obtain a gratis PDF verson by sending email to informit mailca. The publisher was nervous about accepting such a compuatdoras from a graduate student. New material for Volume 4 will first appear in beta-test form as fascicles of approximately pages each, issued approximately twice per year.