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Babbage, Charles 1791-1871

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Works: 496 works in 1,826 publications in 11 languages and 31,758 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence 
Subject Headings: Mathematicians  Inventors 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Correspondent, wat, Honoree
Classifications: QA29.B2, B
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On the economy of machinery and manufactures by Charles Babbage( Book )

259 editions published between 1832 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this famous book, first published in 1832, Charles Babbage (1791-1871), the mathematician, philosopher, engineer and inventor who originated the concept of a programmable computer, surveys manufacturing practices and discusses the political, moral and economic factors affecting them. The book met with hostility from the publishing industry on account of Babbage's analysis of the manufacture and sale of books. Babbage describes the many different printing processes of the time, analyses the costs of book production and explains the publication process, before discussing the 'too large' profit margins of booksellers. Babbage succeeded in his aim 'to avoid all technical terms, and to describe in concise language', making this an eminently readable historical account. His analysis and promotion of mechanisation and efficient 'division of labour' (still known as the 'Babbage principle') continue to resonate strongly for modern industrial engineering
The difference engine : Charles Babbage and the quest to build the first computer by Doron Swade( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1821, Charles Babbage was reviewing a set of mathematical tables with a colleague in preparation for a scientific presentation when, after finding a wealth of errors, he exclaimed in frustration, "I wish to God these calculations had been executed by steam!" With this outburst, Babbage began to envision an end to human errors in the numerical tables upon which finance, trade, science, and navigation relied. The Difference Engine is the fascinating story of his heroic quest, against all odds, to build the first computing machine more than one hundred years before the modern computer we use today was invented. Set against the politics and science of the explosive early Victorian era, The Difference Engine is a thrilling tale of Babbage's exuberant determination. Like Longitude, The Difference Engine is a fascinating portrait of the human story behind a pivotal moment in history and one of the most influential inventions of our time
Reflections on the decline of science in England, and on some of its causes by Charles Babbage( Book )

78 editions published between 1830 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ninth Bridgewater treatise: a fragment by Charles Babbage( Book )

72 editions published between 1837 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Babbage (1791-1871) was an English mathematician, philosopher and mechanical engineer who invented the concept of a programmable computer. From 1828 to 1839 he was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, a position whose holders have included Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking. A proponent of natural religion, he published The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise in 1837 as his personal response to The Bridgewater Treatises, a series of books on theology and science that had recently appeared. Disputing the claim that science disfavours religion, Babbage wrote 'that there exists no such fatal collision between the words of Scripture and the facts of nature'. He argues on the basis of reason and experience alone, drawing a parallel between his work on the calculating engine and God as the divine programmer of the universe. Eloquently written, and underpinned by mathematical arguments, The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise is a landmark work of natural theology
A comparative view of the various institutions for the assurance of lives by Charles Babbage( Book )

34 editions published between 1826 and 2011 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Charles Babbage by Charles Babbage( Book )

15 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Babbage by Neil Champion( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and contributions of the English mathematician and inventor, whose work with calculating machines caused him to be called the father of the modern computer
Table of the logarithms of the natural numbers, from 1 to 108000 by Charles Babbage( Book )

55 editions published between 1000 and 2015 in English and Hungarian and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passages from the life of a philosopher by Charles Babbage( Book )

55 editions published between 1864 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematician and engineer Charles Babbage (1791-1871) is best remembered for his 'calculating machines', which are considered the forerunner of modern computers. Over the course of his life he wrote a number of books based on his scientific investigations, but in this volume, published in 1864, Babbage writes in a more personal vein. He points out at the beginning of the work that it 'does not aspire to the name of autobiography', though the chapters sketch out the contours of his life, beginning with his family, his childhood and formative years studying at Cambridge, and moving through various episodes in his scientific career. However, the work also diverges into his observations on other topics, as indicated by chapter titles such as 'Street Nuisances' and 'Wit'. Babbage's colourful recollections give an intimate portrait of the life of one of Britain's most influential inventors
Thoughts on the principles of taxation, with reference to a property tax, and its exceptions by Charles Babbage( Book )

22 editions published between 1848 and 2015 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elementary treatise on the differential and integral calculus by S. F Lacroix( Book )

4 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of their campaign to introduce the continental notation into Great Britain, Babbage and his friends Herschel and Peacock translated and published S. F. Lacroix's Sur le calcul differentiel et integral (1802). Babbage had begun the task of translation while still at Cambridge, but for one reason or another set it aside uncompleted. "A few years later Peacock called on me in Devonshire Street, and stated that both Herschel and himself were convinced that the change from the dots to the d's would not be accomplished until some foreign work of eminence should be translated into English. Peacock then proposed that I should either finish the translation which I had commenced, or that Herschel and himself should complete the remainder of my translation. I suggested that we should toss up which alternative to take. It was determined by lot that we should make a joint translation." Some months after, the translation of the small work of Lacroix was published (Babbage 1864, 39). Part I of Lacroix's work, on differential calculus, was translated by Babbage; Part II, on integral calculus, was translated jointly by Peacock and Herschel. The "Appendix" was written by Herschel, and he and Peacock collaborated on the notes. Acceptance of the new notation was slow at first, but by 1820 the d-notation had triumphed at Cambridge, largely due to the support and influence of William Whewell, the future dean of Trinity College
How to invent machinery by Charles Babbage( Book )

9 editions published between 1899 and 1972 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economy of machinery and manufactures by Charles Babbage( Book )

13 editions published between 1832 and 2006 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the manufactures and machinery of Great Britain by Peter Barlow( Book )

8 editions published between 1836 and 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A word to the wise by Charles Babbage( Book )

16 editions published between 1833 and 1856 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science économique des manufactures by Charles Babbage( Book )

10 editions published between 1834 and 2012 in French and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité sur les effets et les avantages qui résultent de l'emploi des outils et des machines by Charles Babbage( Book )

5 editions published in 1834 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Scrapbook of newspaper clippings from 1847? to 1851?] by Charles Babbage( Book )

in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and reform : selected works of Charles Babbage by Charles Babbage( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Babbage, remembered for his pioneering work on his analytical and difference engines and as founding father of the computer, is paid tribute in this selection of passages which reflect his thoughts on such subjects as taxation, abolition of life peerage and the assurance of lives
 
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The difference engine : Charles Babbage and the quest to build the first computer
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The difference engine : Charles Babbage and the quest to build the first computerReflections on the decline of science in England, and on some of its causesThe ninth Bridgewater treatise: a fragmentA comparative view of the various institutions for the assurance of livesThe works of Charles BabbageCharles BabbagePassages from the life of a philosopherThe economy of machinery and manufacturesScience and reform : selected works of Charles Babbage