Papers reflect his work in the study
and teaching of computer programming, computer systems for publishing, and mathematics.
Included are correspondence, notes, manuscripts, computer printouts, logbooks, proofs, and
galleys pertaining to the computer systems TeX, METAFONT, and Computer Modern; and to his
books THE ART OF COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTERS & TYPESETTING, CONCRETE MATHEMATICS,
THE STANFORD GRAPHBASE, DIGITAL TYPOGRAPHY, SELECTED PAPERS ON ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS,
MMIXWARE : A RISC COMPUTER FOR THE THIRD MILLENNIUM, and THINGS A COMPUTER SCIENTIST RARELY
Donald Ervin Knuth's work established the analysis of algorithms as an academic field. He
contributed to the development of the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of
algorithms and systematized formal mathematical techniques for it. In the process he also
popularized the asymptotic notation.