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Please help me find this book
10-22-2015, 11:16 AM
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RE: Please help me find this book
Thank you everyone who has replied.

I've been through all the lists and threads mentioned. There are some corkers there, but none is the one I am trying to remember/find. "The Definitive Guide to How Computers Do Math" was surprisingly good; a definite cut above the usual books on the subject - I've ordered a copy of that for my kids (but mostly for me!). It's very much in the vein of Maxfield's other "Beebop Boogie to the Boolean Algebra" and Petzold's "Code". Thanks Karl.

But the closest so far is Paul Dale's suggesting of Bit Twiddling. That's exactly the sort of thing it contained. It was a fully-fledged book though, and I'm sure it was a paid-for item, because I decided not to buy it at the time. I remember it being more of a reference work than a teaching endeavour, something along the lines of the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions, but focusing more on binary arithmetic. Also, I seem to remember the author's foreword mentioning that he'd compiled the algorithms over the course of his programming career, and was surprised that nobody had ever committed that sort of thing to print, so he did. If that helps jog any memories.

Thanks again for the trouble taken so far. It's certainly revealed some great books & resources I hadn't seen before.

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RE: Please help me find this book - BobVA - 10-22-2015, 04:02 AM
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