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Richard W. Hamming Collection (NPS-018)

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    Mean value theorem as Gauss Quad
    (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1984-03-07) Hamming, Richard W.; Dudley Knox Library
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    Book Review of Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, Volume , Peter A. Fejer and Dan A. Simovici (1991)
    (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1991) Hamming, Richard W.; Dudley Knox Library
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    Reuseable Software
    (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1991-12) Hamming, Richard W.; Dudley Knox Library
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    Hamming, Learning to Learn: Creativity, 23 May 1995 [video]
    (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1995-05-23) Hamming, Richard W.; Dudley Knox Library
    Creativity, originality, novelty, and such words are regarded as "good things," and we often fail to distinguish between them - indeed we find them hard to define. Surely we do not need three words with exactly the same meaning; hence we should try to differentiate somewhat between them as we try to define them. The importance of definitions has been stressed before, and we will use this occasion to illustrate an approach to defining things, not that we will succeed perfectly or even well.
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    Electronic Determination of the Parity of the Number of Acting Channels in a Group
    (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1948-12-15) Hamming, Richard W.; Dudley Knox Library
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    Hamming, Learning to Learn: Digital Filters II, 28 April 1995 [video]
    (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1995-04-28) Hamming, Richard W.; Dudley Knox Library
    When digital filters first arose they were involved merely as a variant of the classical analog filters; people did not see them as essentially new and different. This is exactly the same mistake that was made endlessly by people in the early days of computers. I was told repeatedly, until I was sick of hearing it, that computers were nothing more than large, fast desk calculators. "Anything you can do by a machine you can do by hand." So they said. This simply ignores the speed, accuracy, reliability, and lower costs of the machines versus humans. Typically a single order of magnitude change (a factor to 10) produces fundamentally new effects, and computers are many, many times faster than hand computations. Those who claimed that there was no essential difference never made any significant contributions to the development of computers. Those who did make significant contributions viewed computers as something new to be studied on their own merits and not as merely more of the same old desk calculators, perhaps souped up a bit.
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    Hamming, Learning to Learn: Coding Theory II, 20 April 1995 [video]
    (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1995-04-20) Hamming, Richard W.; Dudley Knox Library
    Two things should be clear from the previous lecture. First, that we want the average length L of the message sent to be as small as we can make it (to save the use of facilities). Second, it must be a statistical theory since we cannot know the messages that are to be sent, but we can know some of the statistics by using past messages plus the inference that the future will probably be like the past. For the simplest theory, which is all we can discuss here, we will need the probabilities of the individual symbols occurring in a message. How to get these is not part of the theory, but can be obtained by the inspection of past experience, or imaginative guessing about the future use of the proposed system you are designing.
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    Learning to Learn: The Art of Doing Science and Engineering, Session 26:
    (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1990) Hamming, Richard W.; Dudley Knox Library; Computer Science (CS)
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    Why Mathematics is Central to Our Society
    (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1987-05-18) Hamming, Richard W.; Dudley Knox Library
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    What Knowledge is Worth Knowing?
    (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1977-03-15) Hamming, Richard W.; Dudley Knox Library