Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook - 2 Volume Set

2nd Edition

Mikhail J. Atallah, Marina Blanton

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published November 20, 2009
Reference - 1938 Pages - 400 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781584888185 - CAT# C8180
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Applied Algorithms and Data Structures series


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  • Provides exceptionally broad coverage of the field with the inclusion of all major techniques, ideas, and applications areas
  • Presents important special topics, such as dynamic graph and external memory algorithms, not typically covered in similar books
  • Takes an accessible approach to the material by starting with the basics and building up to more advanced topics
  • Brings together contributions from top researchers and educators who offer valuable insight into key research issues
  • Discusses both the state of knowledge and state of the practice
  • Includes more than 20 new chapters


Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, Second Edition provides an up-to-date compendium of fundamental computer science topics and techniques. It also illustrates how the topics and techniques come together to deliver efficient solutions to important practical problems.

New to the Second Edition
Along with updating and revising many of the existing chapters, this second edition contains more than 20 new chapters. This edition now covers external memory, parameterized, self-stabilizing, and pricing algorithms as well as the theories of algorithmic coding, privacy and anonymity, databases, computational games, and communication networks. It also discusses computational topology, computational number theory, natural language processing, and grid computing and explores applications in intensity-modulated radiation therapy, voting, DNA research, systems biology, and financial derivatives.

This best-selling handbook continues to help computer professionals and engineers find significant information on various algorithmic topics. The expert contributors clearly define the terminology, present basic results and techniques, and offer a number of current references to the in-depth literature. They also provide a glimpse of the major research issues concerning the relevant topics.