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Copeland, B. Jack 1950-

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Works: 35 works in 197 publications in 4 languages and 7,711 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QA29.T8, 510.92
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Most widely held works about B. Jack Copeland
 
Most widely held works by B. Jack Copeland
Turing : pioneer of the information age by B. Jack Copeland( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turing can be regarded as one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. But who was Turing, and what did he achieve during his tragically short life of 41 years? Best known as the genius who broke Germany's most secret codes during the war of 1939-45, Turing was also the father of the modern computer. Today, all who 'click-to-open' are familiar with the impact of Turing's ideas
Colossus : the secrets of Bletchley Park's codebreaking computers by B. Jack Copeland( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American ENIAC is customarily regarded as having been the starting point of electronic computation. This book rewrites the history of computer science, arguing that in reality Colossus--the giant computer built by the British secret service during World War II--predates ENIAC by two years. Colossus was built during the Second World War at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park. Until very recently, much about the Colossus machine was shrouded in secrecy, largely because the code-breaking algorithms that were employed during World War II remained in use by the British security services until a short time ago. In addition, the United States has recently declassified a considerable volume of wartime documents relating to Colossus. Jack Copeland has brought together memoirs of veterans of Bletchley Park--the top-secret headquarters of Britain's secret service--and others who draw on the wealth of declassified information to illuminate the crucial role Colossus played during World War II. Included here are pieces by the former WRENS who actually worked the machine, the scientist who pioneered the use of vacuum tubes in data processing, and leading authorities on code-breaking and computer science. - Publisher
Artificial intelligence : a philosophical introduction by B. Jack Copeland( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beginnings of artificial intelligence: a historical sketch - Some dazzling exhibits - Can a machine think? - The symbol system hypothesis - A hard look at the facts - The curious case of the Chinese room - Freedom - Consciousness - Are we computers? - AI's fresh start: parallel distributed processing
The essential Turing : seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, plus the secrets of Enigma by Alan Mathison Turing( Book )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alan Turing, pioneer of computing and World War II code-breaker, was one of the most important and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. The astonishing output of his tragically short life included the universal Turing Machine (the theoretical foundation of all modern computing), the electro-mechanical 'bombes' used at Bletchley Park to decipher the Enigma code, his ground-breaking design for an electronic stored-programme computer, and work on artificial intelligence and artificial life so revolutionary that he can claim to be the founding father of these disciplines. In this book, Turing's key writings in all these subjects are made easily accessible for the first time. Lectures, scientific papers, top secret wartime material, correspondence, and broadcasts are introduced and set in context by Jack Copeland, Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing."--BOOK JACKET
Alan Turing's automatic computing engine : the master codebreaker's struggle to build the modern computer by B. Jack Copeland( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematical genius Alan Turing (1912-1954) was one of the greatest scientists and thinkers of the 20th century. Now well known for his crucial wartime role in breaking the ENIGMA code, he was the first to conceive of the fundamental principle of the modern computer-the idea of controlling a computing machine's operations by means of a program of coded instructions, stored in the machine's 'memory'. In 1945 Turing drew up his revolutionary design for an electronic computingmachine-his Automatic Computing Engine ('ACE'). A pilot model of the ACE ran its first program in 1950 and the product
Computability : Turing, Gödel, Church, and beyond by B. Jack Copeland( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s a series of seminal works published by Alan Turing, Kurt Gödel, Alonzo Church, and others, established the theoretical basis for computability. This work, advancing precise characterizations of effective, algorithmic computability, was the culmination of intensive investigations into the foundations of mathematics. In the decades since, the theory of computability has moved to the center of discussions in philosophy, computer science, and cognitive science. In this volume, distinguished computer scientists, mathematicians, logicians, and philosophers consider the conceptual foundations of computability in light of our modern understanding. Some chapters focus on the pioneering work by Turing, Gödel, and Church, including the Church-Turing thesis and Gödel's response to Church's and Turing's proposals. Other chapters cover more recent technical developments, including computability over the reals, Gödel's influence on mathematical logic and on recursion theory and the impact of work by Turing and Emil Post on our theoretical understanding of online and interactive computing; and others relate computability and complexity to issues in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of science, and the philosophy of mathematics. -- from dust jacket
Logic and reality : essays on the legacy of Arthur Prior( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Turing's electronic brain : the struggle to build the ACE, the world's fastest computer by B. Jack Copeland( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematical genius Alan Turing, now well known for his crucial wartime role in breaking the ENIGMA code, was the first to conceive of the fundamental principle of the modern computer-the idea of controlling a computing machine's operations by means of a program of coded instructions, stored in the machine's 'memory'. In 1945 Turing drew up his revolutionary design for an electronic computing machine-his Automatic Computing Engine ('ACE'). A pilot model of the ACE ran its first program in 1950 and the production version, the 'DEUCE', went on to become a cornerstone of the fledgling British computer industry. The first 'personal' computer was based on Turing's ACE. Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine describes Turing's struggle to build the modern computer. The first detailed history of Turing's contributions to computer science, this text is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the computer and the history of mathematics. It contains first hand accounts by Turing and by the pioneers of computing who worked with him. As well as relating the story of the invention of the computer, the book clearly describes the hardware and software of the ACE-including the very first computer programs. The book is intended to be accessible to everyone with an interest in computing, and contains numerous diagrams and illustrations as well as original photographs. The book contains chapters describing Turing's path-breaking research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Artificial Life (A-Life). The book has an extensive system of hyperlinks to The Turing Archive for the History of Computing, an on-line library of digital facsimiles of typewritten documents by Turing and the other scientists who pioneered the electronic computer
Colossus : the first electronic computer( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inteligencia artificial : una introducción filosófica by B. Jack Copeland( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of religion by B. Jack Copeland( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churingu : Joho jidai no paionia by B. Jack Copeland( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program Accounting for Indiana Schools by B. Jack Copeland( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet outlines the conversion of the Western Wayne (Indiana) Schools from a traditional school accounting and budgeting system to a program accounting and budgeting system. The Western Wayne Schools became the first district to adopt Indiana's new program accounting and budgeting system in 1975. The Indiana approach to program accounting is based on usoe Handbook ii, Revised, but it also incorporates many aspects of the traditional line-item approach. The booklet lists the categories of accounting objects and functions prescribed by the Indiana State Board of Accounts, as well as the objects and functions used by the Western Wayne Schools. The ten-digit coding structure required for reporting to the state is briefly outlined, and extensive crosswalks of objects and functions for relating those used by Western Wayne to those in usoe Handbook ii, Revised are also included. A number of exhibits present sample program budget worksheets and similar documents used by the Western Wayne Schools. (Jg)
The essential Turing( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bantam Song ... Written and composed by J. Copeland. [Voice part.] by B. Jack Copeland( )

2 editions published in 1915 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cry of the firebird : Jeanette Vondersaar, profile of a dancer : an album in 5 parts( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logic of time and modality by Conference on the logic of time and modality( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Manchester computer. a revised history by B. Jack Copeland( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

AlanTuring.net the Turing archive for the history of computing( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides "digital facsimiles of original documents by Turing and other pioneers of computing plus articles about Turing and his work, including artificial intelligence."
 
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Artificial intelligence : a philosophical introduction
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Copeland, B. J.

Copeland, B. J. 1950-

Copeland, B. J. (B. Jack), 1950-

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Copeland, Brian J. 1950-

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Copeland, Brian Jack, 1950-

Copeland, Brian John 1950-

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Artificial intelligence : a philosophical introductionThe essential Turing : seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, plus the secrets of EnigmaAlan Turing's automatic computing engine : the master codebreaker's struggle to build the modern computerLogic and reality : essays on the legacy of Arthur PriorAlan Turing's electronic brain : the struggle to build the ACE, the world's fastest computerColossus : the first electronic computer