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The computer from Pascal to von Neumann / Herman H. Goldstine.


[Princeton, N.J.] : Princeton University Press, 1972.
ISBN 0691081042

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Subjects Algebra (Engenharia Eletrica)
Ciencia Da Computacao Ou Informatica.
Computer-Assisted Instruction -- History.
Computers -- History.
Computers.
Ordinateurs -- Histoire.
Description x, 378 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1972.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Part One: The historical background up to World War II -- Beginnings -- Charles Babbage and his analytical engine -- The astronomical ephemeris -- The Universities: Maxwell and Boole -- Integrators and planimeters -- Michelson, Fourier Coefficients, and the Gibbs Phenomenon -- Boolean Algebra: x2=xx=x -- Billings, Hollerith, and the Census -- Ballistics and the rise of the great mathematicians -- Bush's differential analyzer and other analog devices -- Adaptation to scientific needs -- Renascence and triumph of digital means of computation -- Part Two: Wartime developments: ENIAC and EDVAC -- Electronic efforts prior to the ENIAC -- The ballistic research laboratory -- Differences between analog and digital machines -- Beginnings of the ENIAC -- The ENIAC as a mathematical instrument -- John von Neumann and the computer -- Beyond the ENIAC -- The structure of the EDVAC -- The spread of ideas -- First Calculations on the ENIAC -- Part Three: Post-World War II: The von Neumann Machine and the institute for advanced study -- Post-EDVAC days -- The institute for advanced study computer -- Automata theory and logic machines -- Numerical Mathematics -- Numerical Meteorology -- Engineering activities and achievements -- The computer and UNESCO -- The Early Industrial Scene -- Programming languages -- Conclusions -- Appendix: World-Wide Developments -- Index.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)494973
(OCoLC)ocm00494973
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Goldstine, Herman H. 1913-2004.
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