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Communication Complexity
Communication Complexity
by Eyal Kushilevitz
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 7, 2014
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the k&r of cc. need i say more?

-j


Understanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners
Understanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners
by Christof Paar
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mechanics of Encryption, August 21, 2011
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one of the best introductions to the mathematical mechanics of encryption.
the flavor is more mathematical than comp sci, but the explanations are quite clear.

i would even recommend to comp sci with math background.

great book for bright programmer looking for that right combination of math and mechanics.

-j


Extremal Combinatorics: With Applications in Computer Science
Extremal Combinatorics: With Applications in Computer Science
by Stasys Jukna
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $71.37
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Polya Lives, December 31, 2010
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A collection of gems from the field of extremal combinatorics, written in the informal but thorough style of George Polya. I very much enjoy browsing this book, especially at night, when I 'm looking for a digestible morsel to chew on before falling asleep. Like Polya, his writing style is both upbeat, lean and enthusiastic. The author doesn't dwell too much on any single problem and covers a lot ground for a single book, using concrete problems to illustrate a particular subject. The book reads as if the author is speaking directly to you.

I am professional programmer with a math background who very much recommends this book to a programmer looking to get a feel for the subject of combinatorics from a more than introductory point of view. I would have given 5 stars, but the editing is sloppy. Also, don't expect to start cutting code tomorrow. The book is much more a math book than computer science book.


Dr. Rat
Dr. Rat
by William Kotzwinkle
Edition: Paperback
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just a GREAT Book, January 26, 1998
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Watership Down smokes with Grateful Dead. Whacky and inspired. Read book in one sitting, laughing out loud.


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