Computer Science

  • Mark Kac
  • Gian-Carlo Rota
  • Jacob T. Schwartz
Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series


Computer science, a new addition to the fraternity of sciences, confronts its older brothers, mathematics and engineering, with an adolescent brashness born of rapid, confident growth and perhaps also of enthusiastic inexperience. At this stage, computer science consists less of established principles than of nascent abilities. It will, therefore, be the aim of this essay to sketch the major new possibilities and goals implicit in the daily flux of technique.


Manufacturing Technique Source Language Daily Flux Punch Paper Tape Elaborate Algorithm 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Kac
  • Gian-Carlo Rota
    • 1
  • Jacob T. Schwartz
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Mathematics and PhilosophyMITCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Courant InstituteNew YorkUSA

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