by Albert Nijenhuis, Herbert S. Wilf
Publisher: Academic Press Inc 1978
Number of pages: 316
The book is a collection of mathematical algorithms with many new and interesting examples in this second edition. The authors tried to place in the reader's hands a kit of building blocks with which the reader can construct more elaborate structures.
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