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A Note of Two Problems in Connection with Graphs
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1959. Berlin: Springer-Verlag,, 1959. In Numerische Mathematik I. [Together with] Recursive Programming, in Numerische Mathematik 2. 2 volumes, octavo (251 × 161 mm). Contemporary library bindings of black half patterned skiver, hand-written paper labels to spines, marbled sides. Library stamps of the Bibliothek Ingenieurschule, Hamburg, and deaccession stamps to title pages, page 1 of each volume, and to page 15 of volume I and 13 of volume II, library bar code ticket to each rear pastedown. Slight toning of the marbled sides. Contents clean and fresh. An excellent set. First editions, first impressions of two of Dijkstra's most significant papers, both rare in commerce: "A Note of Two Problems in Connection with Graphs", which introduced the Shortest-Path Algorithim (now known as Dijkstra's algorithim) as well as the Minimum Spanning Tree Algorithm, and "Recursive Programming", which introduced the foundational concept of using a "stack" for recursive programming. Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930–2002) was a pioneering computer scientist, responsible for many of the algorithms and concepts that form the basis of modern software engineering. He was a founder of the structured programming paradigm, which sought to improve the clarity and efficiency of programming, and also did important early work in distributed computing – the origins of the modern internet. In 2001 he received the Turing Award, often described as the Nobel Prize of computer science, for "fundamental contributions to programming as a high, intellectual challenge; for eloquent insistence and practical demonstration that programs should be composed correctly, not just debugged into correctness; for illuminating perception of problems at the foundations of program design" (Turing Award biography). Not in Origins of Cyberspace.
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