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Wilkes, M. V. (Maurice Vincent)

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Works: 51 works in 229 publications in 7 languages and 3,948 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Classifications: QA76.5, 510.78
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Most widely held works by M. V Wilkes
Time-sharing computer systems by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
52 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The preparation of programs for an electronic digital computer by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
31 editions published between 1951 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A short introduction to numerical analysis by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
19 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Automatic digital computers by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
25 editions published between 1956 and 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oscillations of the earth's atmosphere by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
14 editions published in 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computing perspectives by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge CAP computer and its operating system by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Table of the reciprocal of the gamma function for complex argument by J. P Stanley ( Book )
5 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Time-Sharing-Betrieb bei digitalen Rechenanlagen by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calculatrices numériques automatiques by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
4 editions published in 1959 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emploi partagé des ordinateurs by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs of a computer pioneer by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maurice Wilkes was one of the leading scientific explorers in the development of the modern digital computer. He directed the Mathematical Laboratory (later named the Computer Laboratory) at Cambridge University, where he and his team built the EDSAC, the first stored program digital computer to go into service. Wilkes describes in nontechnical detail the growth of EDSAC and its successor, EDSAC 2, his introduction of microprogramming, and the first experiments with time-sharing systems. In the 1950s, when machines were still getting larger rather than smaller, Wilkes was one of the few who foresaw a time when nonspecialists would be using computers almost universally, and he reviews his anticipatory efforts to develop simple programming systems. But his book is more than a history of computing, it also recounts the allied scientific effort when he was one of those scientists and engineers ("boffins" as they were called by the RAF) who were in the thick of it, his electronics skills enlisted in the new and exciting development of radar. In this absorbing autobiography, Wilkes is as concerned with people and places as he is with computer components and programs of development. He deftly sketches his childhood in the English midlands and his student days at Cambridge where he studied mathematical physics, and his boyhood fascination with radio matured. He conveys the excitement of sudden insights and long-sought breakthroughs against life's simpler pleasures and trials. His account brims with assessments and anecdotes of such contemporaries as Turing, Hartree, von Neumann, Aiken, and a dozen others. And with his impressions of America and Germany formed during his scientific journeys. - Publisher
Shu zhi fen xi jian jie by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to numerical analysis by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Software engineering by M. V Wilkes ( )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calculating instruments and machines by Douglas R Hartree ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New models in probabilistic information retrieval by C. J Van Rijsbergen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dian zi shu zi ji suan ji di cheng xu she ji by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1962 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Preparation of Programmes for an Electronic Digital Computer. By M. V. Wilkes ... David J. Wheeler and Stanley Gill. Second edition by M. V Wilkes ( Book )
2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wirukusu jiden : konpyūta no paionia no kaisō ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Uilks, M.
Wilkes, M. V.
Wilkes, M. V. 1913-2010
Wilkes, M. Vincent
Wilkes, Maurice
Wilkes, Maurice 1913-2010
Wilkes, Maurice V.
Wilkes, Maurice V. 1913-2010
Wilkes, Maurice V. (Maurice Vincent)
Wilkes, Maurice V. (Maurice Vincent), 1913-2010
Wilkes, Maurice Vincent
Wilkes, Maurice Vincent 1913-2010
Уилкс, М.
ウィルクス, モーリス
Languages
English (161)
French (5)
German (4)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (3)
Italian (3)
Portuguese (1)
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