The Beauty of Mathematics in Computer Science

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Author: Jun Wu
Pub Date: 2019
ISBN: 978-1138049673
Pages: 284
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 10 Mb

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The Beauty of Mathematics in Computer Science explains the mathematical fundamentals of information technology products and services we use every day, from Google Web Search to GPS Navigation, and from speech recognition to CDMA mobile services. The book was published in Chinese in 2011 and has sold more than 600,000 copies. Readers were surprised to find that many daily-used IT technologies were so tightly tied to mathematical principles. For example, the automatic classification of news articles uses the cosine law taught in high school.
The book covers many topics related to computer applications and applied mathematics including:

  • Natural language processing
  • Speech recognition and machine translation
  • Statistical language modeling
  • Quantitive measurement of information
  • Graph theory and web crawler
  • Pagerank for web search
  • Matrix operation and document classification
  • Mathematical background of big data
  • Neural networks and Google’s deep learning