Beware of the Model: Reflections on Algorithmic Research

  • Franco P. Preparata
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3998)


Over the past four decades the design and analysis of algorithms has been a vibrant area of computer science research, since it was early realized that adoption of a superior algorithm could achieve accelerations unattainable by conceivable technological improvements.


Performance Goal Abstract Machine Interprocessor Communication Concrete Computer Integer Arithmetic 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco P. Preparata
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceBrown University 

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