Early Scientific Computing in Britain

Early Scientific Computing in Britain

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  • ISBN-13: 9780198537489
  • ISBN: 0198537484
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated


Croarken, Mary


This concise volume describes the development of scientific computation in Britain in the first half of this century, covering the variety of equipment and the inventors and innovators of the era. Such early computing methods as mathematical tables, slide rules, desk calculators, accounting machines, and differential analyzers are discussed, up to and including early computers and the advent of centralization. This work will appeal to a wide range of readers, including computer scientists, science historians, and all general readers interested in mathematics or computing.Croarken, Mary is the author of 'Early Scientific Computing in Britain', published 1990 under ISBN 9780198537489 and ISBN 0198537484.

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