A shrinkwrapped bundle of Fascicles 0-4 of Knuth’s Volume 4, arguably the most influential work ever written on computer programming

· These five fascicles comprise roughly the first 30% of the long-awaited Volume 4 of *The Art of Computer Programming*

· Suggested list price is $10 off the price of buying them individually

· These fascicles contain many new exercises, arranged carefully for self-instruction, together with detailed answers

### Booknews

Knuth is eminent for his pioneering work on algorithms and programming techniques, for his invention of TEX and METAFONT systems for computer typesetting, and for his prolific and influential writing. This volume, revised from its 1980 version and the second of what will be a seven-volume work, offers a complete introduction to the field of seminumerical algorithms, with separate chapters on random numbers and arithmetic. Summarizing the major paradigms and basic theory of such algorithms, it provides a comprehensive interface between computer programming and numerical analysis. Noteworthy in this edition is Knuth's new treatment of random number generators, and his discussion of calculations with formal power series. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.