Edsger Wybe Dijkstra
: first years in the computing science (1951-1968)

  • Gauthier van den Hove

    Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Computer science


    History is often considered as a useless occupation, which conveys nothing other than a knowledge of the past. This is especially true for the history of sciences : a scientific curriculum does usually not comprise a single course on the history of the sciece concerned. We will try, in this work, to see if an in depth study of the achievements and writings of an important author in a discipline can help us to gain a better understanding of the discipline itself. The chosen discipline is the computing science, and the author is Djikstra. We ristrict our study to the first two decades of his life as a programmer.
    Date of Award2009
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Namur
    SupervisorWim Vanhoof (Supervisor) & Baudouin LE CHARLIER (Co-Supervisor)

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