Son of Sarah and Abraham's second son, he was the younger half-brother to Ishmael. His mother gave him this name (which means "God laughs") because she laughed when an angel predicted that she would bear a son in her old age (90's). Genesis reports that Isaac, rather than Ishmael, became the heir to Abraham and Sarah's property and to the promises God made to them.
Isaac or Yitzchak (Hebrew: ×™Ö´×¦Ö°×—Ö¸×§, Standard Tiberian ; Arabic: Ø¥Ø³ØÙ°Ù‚, ; "he will laugh") is the son and heir of Abraham and the father of Jacob and Esau as described in the Hebrew Bible. His story is told in the Book of Genesis.
ISAAC comprises compressible Euler/Navier- Stokes computational fluid dynamics code. It includes the ability to calculate the Euler equations for inviscid flow or the Navier-Stokes equations for viscous flows. It uses a domain decomposition structure to accommodate complex physical configurations. It can calculate either steady-state or time dependent flow.
ISAAC is a pseudorandom number generator designed by Bob Jenkins (1996) to be cryptographically secure. The name is an acronym for Indirection, Shift, Accumulate, Add, and Count.Robert J. Jenkins Jr., ISAAC.
Information System for Advanced Academic Computing. Serves as a clearinghouse for information about the use of IBM-compatible hardware and software as aids to instruction and research in higher education. Membership is free to all students, faculty, and staff at these institutions.