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Video id: #3 (enlarge)
Post date: 2/27/2008
Posted by: jndewitt
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  • Definition: An algorithm is a step-by-step description of how to accomplish a task.

    Source: Reges & Stepp, 2007

  • Example: Example sentence for context: "Knuth is an expert in algorithms, so he is naturally biased towards thinking of them as the center of computer science."

  • Listed under: Theory, Discrete Mathematics

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  • 11:31am 2/27/2008

    User: jndewitt

    Post count: 10

    For video id#3, the sign was taken directly from the American Sign Language Computer Dictionary (publisher: Random House Webster's, edition 2001). In my opinion, I think it's too "English". The sign doesn't really clearly show the concept of the term, algorithm.

  • 4:06pm 3/26/2008

    User: jndewitt

    Post count: 10

    perhaps the sign should show the "process" of something happening in the algorithmic process..

  • 2:33pm 8/5/2011

    User: ladner

    Post count: 12

    Sign 79 is really the sign for calculate.