** The Art of Computer Programming** is a comprehensive monograph written by Donald Knuth which covers all kinds of algorithms. The first three volumes are published, two others are planned. Originally, it was planned as a single volume of ten chapters, but Knuth soon discovered that a single volume could not hold all the material that needed inclusion. Along the way, Knuth was interrupted by his increasing dissatisfaction with the quality of scientific typesetting, and decided to spend a few months working up something more suitable. Eight years later, he returned with TeX. The intended ninth and tenth chapters, on language parsing and compilation techniques, are promised at some time in the distant future.

- Volume 1 - Fundamental Algorithms
- Chapter 1 - Basic concepts
- Chapter 2 - Information structures

- Volume 2 - Seminumerical Algorithms
- Chapter 3 - Random numbers
- Chapter 4 - Arithmetic

- Volume 3 - Sorting and Searching
- Chapter 5 - Sorting
- Chapter 6 - Searching

- Volume 4 - Combinatorial Algorithms, in preparation.
- Volume 4A, Enumeration and Backtracking
- Chapter 7 - Combinatorial searching

- Volume 4B, Graph and Network Algorithms
- Chapter 7 cont.

- Volume 4C and possibly 4D, Optimization and Recursion
- Chapter 7 cont.
- Chapter 8 - Recursion

- Volume 4A, Enumeration and Backtracking
- Volume 5 - Syntactic Algorithms, in preparation.
- Chapter 9 - Lexical scanning
- Chapter 10 - Parsing techniques

- Volume 6 - Theory of Context-Free Languages, planned.
- Volume 7 - Compiler Techniques, planned.

Further information:

Overview of topics (Knuth's personal homepage)