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A Note of Two Problems in Connection with Graphs. A Note of Two Problems in Connection with Graphs. A Note of Two Problems in Connection with Graphs.
A Note of Two Problems in Connection with Graphs.

A Note of Two Problems in Connection with Graphs....

In Numerische Mathematik I. [Together with] Recursive Programming, in Numerische Mathematik 2.

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Published: Berlin Springer-Verlag, 1959

Stock Code: 86379

OR On display in 43 Dover Street


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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2 volumes, octavo (251 x 161 mm). Contemporary library bindings of black half roan, 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.


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