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Calculus by Michael Spivak Average Customer Review: Hardcover (01 September, 1994) list price: $70.00  our price: $70.00 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (58)
Spivak is sometimes misplaced...
The calculus of choice only for future hotshot PhDs
Excellent Isbn: 0914098896 
$70.00 
Calculus on Manifolds: A Modern Approach to Classical Theorems of Advanced Calculus by Michael Spivak Average Customer Review: Paperback (01 June, 1965) list price: $44.00  our price: $44.00 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (19)
Not really helpful
Must be written by Spivak's evil twin
Not fit for an introduction Isbn: 0805390219 
$44.00 
Signals and Systems (2nd Edition) by Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S. Willsky, with S. Hamid, S. Hamid Nawab Average Customer Review: Hardcover (06 August, 1996) list price: $119.00  our price: $119.00 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Editorial Review The second edition of this wellknown and highly regarded text can be used as the basis for a one or twosemester undergraduate course in signals and linear systems theory and applications. Topics include basic signals and systems concepts, linear timeinvariant (LTI) systems, Fourier representations of continuoustime and discretetime signals, the CT and DT Fourier transforms, and time and frequencydomain analysis methods. The author emphasizes applications of the theory through numerous examples in filtering, sampling, communications, and feedback. The parallel development of continuoustime and discretetime frequency domain methods allows the reader to apply insights and intuition across the two domains. It also facilitates a deeper understanding of the material by bringing into focus the similarities and differences between the two domains. The text also includes introductory chapters on communication systems and control theory. This book assumes that you have a background in calculus as well as exposure to complex numbers and elementary differential equations. Because of its thoroughness and unhurried pace, this text is highly recommended for students and those interested in selfstudy. ... Read more Reviews (40)
It is hard to say but...
The right book
Excellent introduction to the topic A few comments on the latter: it seemed to me that the first 20 basic exercises at the end of each chapter were very basic, of the type "plugin the formula from the table on the previous page", while the subsequent problems, especially the advanced ones, are way above the level of the former. Working out through those was meticulous, hard and very lengthy as compared to the basic stuff (the solutions provided by our instructor were of the order 12 typed pages per problem). Providing answers or at least general strategies would have been tremendously helpful. I am aware that there is a solutions manual, however the textbook itself is expensive enough. The information was presented clearly, but I liked our professor's introduction to convolution more that the book's coverage. The sampling chapter was, at least to me and some of my fellows, a bit confusing and we had to, again, rely more on class notes. Overall this is a good book, albeit veryvery expensive (I was lucky enough to get a cheap Indian reprint). ... Read more Isbn: 0138147574 
$119.00 
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs  2nd Edition (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) by Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman Average Customer Review: Hardcover (25 July, 1996) list price: $80.00  our price: $68.78 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Editorial Review Abelson and Sussman's classic Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs teaches readers how to program by employing the tools of abstraction and modularity. The authors' central philosophy is that programming is the task of breaking large problems into small ones. The book spends a great deal of time considering both this decomposition and the process of knitting the smaller pieces back together. The authors employ this philosophy in their writing technique. The text asks the broad question "What is programming?" Having come to the conclusion that programming consists of procedures and data, the authors set off to explore the related questions of "What is data?" and "What is a procedure?" The authors build up the simple notion of a procedure to dizzying complexity. The discussion culminates in the description of the code behind the programming language Scheme. The authors finish with examples of how to implement some of the book's concepts on a register machine. Through this journey, the reader not only learns how to program, but also how to think about programming. ... Read more Reviews (140)
A Classics Indeed
Fantastic Book.
The Pons Asinorum of programming Isbn: 0262011530 
$68.78 
ANSI Common LISP by Paul Graham Average Customer Review: Paperback (02 November, 1995) list price: $62.00  our price: $62.00 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Editorial Review This book provides an excellent introduction to Common Lisp. In addition to chapters coveringthe basic language concepts, there are sections discussing the Common Lisp object system (CLOS) andspeed considerations in Lisp. Three fairsized examples of nontrivial Lisp projects are also included. Thebook's clear and engaging format explains complicated constructs simply. This format makes ANSICommon Lisp accessible to a general audienceeven those who have never programmed before. Thebook also provides an excellent perspective on the value of using Lisp. ... Read more Reviews (20)
Good prelude to On Lisp for beginners
Organization could be tweaked
Good Book.Pricey.Bad binding. Isbn: 0133708756 
$62.00 
Bebop Bytes Back: An Unconventional Guide to Computers by Clive Maxfield, Alvin Brown Average Customer Review: Paperback (01 August, 1997) list price: $49.95  our price: $49.95 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (10)
Great book, but the software doesn't work with new computers
Unbeatable introduction to computers. As the authors say, this is amegacool book; it's lots of fun, and is technical enough to satisfy themost serious budding programmers.
An honest 4 star intro to computers ... there are no 5 stars Isbn: 0965193403 
$49.95 
Indiscrete Thoughts by GianCarlo Rota, Fabrizio Palombi Average Customer Review: Hardcover (18 December, 1996) list price: $59.95  our price: $22.29 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (6)
^v^
personal insight, and amusing observations
Mathematicians exposed Isbn: 0817638660 
$22.29 
Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy Average Customer Review: Paperback (02 January, 2001) list price: $15.00  our price: $10.20 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Editorial Review Steven Levy's classic book explains why the misuse of the word "hackers" to describe computer criminals does a terrible disservice to many important shapers of the digital revolution. Levy follows members of an MIT model railroad cluba group of brilliant budding electrical engineers and computer innovatorsfrom the late 1950s to the mid1980s. These eccentric characters used the term "hack" to describe a clever way of improving the electronic system that ran their massive railroad. And as they started designing clever ways to improve computer systems, "hack" moved over with them. These maverick characters were often fanatics who did not always restrict themselves to the letter of the law and who devoted themselves to what became known as "The Hacker Ethic." The book traces the history of hackers, from finagling access to clunky computercardpunching machines to uncovering the inner secrets of what would become the Internet. This story of brilliant, eccentric, flawed, and often funny people devoted to their dream of a better world will appeal to a wide audience. ... Read more Reviews (65)
A hacker classic
A must read for a Computer History buff
Required reading for computer programmers The reason everyone who codes should read this book is to gain a sense of history. Because the field changes so quickly, it's easy to forget that there is a history, and, as Santayana said, "Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it." It's also very humbling, at least for me, to see what kind of shenanigans were undertaken to get the last bit of performance from a piece of hardware that was amazing for its time, but now would be junked without a thought. And a third takeaway was the transformation that the game industry went through in the early 80s: first you needed technical brilliance, because the hardware was slow and new techniques needed to be discovered. However, at some point, the hard work was all done, and the business types took over. To me, this corresponds to the 19972001 time period, with the web rather than games being the focus. That's one of my beefsthe version I read was written in 1983, and republished, with a new afterword in 1993. So, there's no mention of the new '4th generation' of hackers, who didn't have the close knit communities of the Homebrew Computer Club or the AI lab, but did have a far flung, global fellowship via email and newsgroups. It would be a fascinating read. Beyond the dated nature of the book, Levy omits several developments that I think were fundamental to the development of the hacker mindset. There's only one mention of Unix in the entire book, and no mention of C. In fact, the only languages he mentions are lisp, basic and assembly. No smalltalk, and no C. I also feel that he overemphasizes 'hacking' as a way that folks viewed and interacted with the world, without defining it. For instance, he talks about Ken Williams, founder of Sierra Online, 'hacking' the company, when it looked to me like it was simple mismanagement. For all that, it was a fantastic read. The more you identify with the geeky, single males who were in tune with the computer, the easier and more fun a read it will be, but I still think that everyone who uses a computer could benefit from reading Hackers, because of the increased understanding of the folks that we all depend on to create great software. ... Read more Isbn: 0141000511 
$10.20 
The Protocols (TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1) by W. Richard Stevens Average Customer Review: Hardcover (31 December, 1993) list price: $74.99  our price: $58.84 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Editorial Review TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols is an excellent text that provides encyclopedic coverage of the TCP/IP protocol suite. What sets this book apart from others on this subject is the fact that the author supplements all of the discussion with data collected via diagnostic programs; thus, it is possible to "watch" the protocols in action in a real situation. Also, the diagnostic tools involved are publicly available; the reader has the opportunity to play along at home. This offers the reader an unparalleled opportunity to really get a feel for the behavior of the protocols in daytoday operation. TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols features clear discussions and welldesigned figures. Volume two of this series, TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 2: The Implementation, covers the implementation of TCP/IP. Volume three explores TCP for Transactions, HTTP, NNTP, and the Unix Domain Protocols. ... Read more Reviews (67)
Classic work  but in series need of updates as time goes on
Great book despite the old age
Do you want to know how computers communicate? Isbn: 0201633469 
$58.84 
Electromagnetics for Engineers by Steven E. Schwarz Average Customer Review: Hardcover (01 January, 1990) list price: $69.95 US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (1)
a very good book for elec engineers Isbn: 0030065178 
Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Ronald Rivest Average Customer Review: Hardcover (01 March, 1990) list price: $71.88 US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Editorial Review Aimed at any serious programmer or computer science student,the new second edition of Introduction to Algorithms builds onthe tradition of the original with a truly magisterial guide to theworld of algorithms. Clearly presented, mathematically rigorous, andyet approachable even for the mathaverse, this title sets a highstandard for a textbook and reference to the best algorithms forsolving a wide range of computing problems. With sample problems andmathematical proofs demonstrating the correctness of each algorithm,this book is ideal as a textbook for classroom study, but its reachdoesn't end there. The authors do a fine job of explaining eachalgorithm. (Reference sections on basic mathematical notation will helpreaders bridge the gap, but it will help to have some math backgroundto appreciate the full achievement of this handsome hardcover volume.)Every algorithm is presented in pseudocode, which can be implementedin any computer language, including C/C++ and Java. This ecumenicalapproach is one of the book's strengths. When it comes to sorting andcommon data structures, from basic linked lists to trees (includingbinary trees, redblack, and Btrees), this title really shines, withclear diagrams that show algorithms in operation. Even if you justglance over the mathematical notation here, you can definitely benefitfrom this text in other ways. The book moves forward with moreadvanced algorithms that implement strategies for solving morecomplicated problems (including dynamic programming techniques, greedyalgorithms, and amortized analysis). Algorithms for graphing problems(used in such realworld business problems as optimizing flightschedules or flow through pipelines) come next. In each case, theauthors provide the best from current research in each topic, alongwith sample solutions. This text closes with a grab bag of usefulalgorithms including matrix operations and linear programming,evaluating polynomials, and the wellknown Fast Fourier Transformation(FFT) (useful in signal processing and engineering). Final sections on"NPcomplete" problems, like the wellknown traveling salesman problem,show off that while not all problems have a demonstrably final and bestanswer, algorithms that generate acceptable approximate solutions canstill be used to generate useful, realworld answers. Throughout thistext, the authors anchor their discussion of algorithms with currentexamples drawn from molecular biology (like the Human Genome Project),business, and engineering. Each section ends with short discussions ofrelated historical material, often discussing original research in eacharea of algorithms. On the whole, they argue successfully thatalgorithms are a "technology" just like hardware and software that canbe used to write better software that does more, with betterperformance. Along with classic books on algorithms (like DonaldKnuth's threevolume set, The Art of ComputerProgramming), this title sets a new standard for compiling thebest research in algorithms. For any experienced developer, regardlessof their chosen language, this text deserves a close look for extendingthe range and performance of realworld software. RichardDragan Topics covered: Overview of algorithms (including algorithms asa technology); designing and analyzing algorithms; asymptotic notation;recurrences and recursion; probabilistic analysis and randomizedalgorithms; heapsort algorithms; priority queues; quicksort algorithms;linear time sorting (including radix and bucket sort); medians andorder statistics (including minimum and maximum); introduction to datastructures (stacks, queues, linked lists, and rooted trees); hashtables (including hash functions); binary search trees; redblacktrees; augmenting data structures for custom applications; dynamicprogramming explained (including assemblyline scheduling, matrixchainmultiplication, and optimal binary search trees); greedy algorithms(including Huffman codes and taskscheduling problems); amortizedanalysis (the accounting and potential methods); advanced datastructures (including Btrees, binomial and Fibonacci heaps,representing disjoint sets in data structures); graph algorithms(representing graphs, minimum spanning trees, singlesource shortestpaths, allpairs shortest paths, and maximum flow algorithms); sortingnetworks; matrix operations; linear programming (standard and slackforms); polynomials and the Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT); numbertheoretic algorithms (including greatest common divisor, modulararithmetic, the Chinese remainder theorem, RSA publickey encryption,primality testing, integer factorization); string matching;computational geometry (including finding the convex hull);NPcompleteness (including sample realworld NPcomplete problems andtheir insolvability); approximation algorithms for NPcomplete problems(including the traveling salesman problem); reference sections forsummations and other mathematical notation, sets, relations, functions,graphs and trees, as well as counting and probability backgrounder(plus geometric and binomial distributions). ... 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Too much coverage and few examples
Comprehensive and (almost) complete.
Lots of stuff, but a little verbose Isbn: 0070131430 
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