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Norberg, Arthur L. (Arthur Lawrence) 1938-

Overview
Works: 120 works in 189 publications in 1 language and 2,414 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Artist
Classifications: QA76.17, 621.3909
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Most widely held works about Arthur L Norberg
 
Most widely held works by Arthur L Norberg
Transforming computer technology : information processing for the Pentagon, 1962-1986 by Arthur L Norberg( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computers and commerce : a study of technology and management at Eckert-Mauchly Computer Company, Engineering Research Associates, and Remington Rand, 1946-1957 by Arthur L Norberg( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Both ERA and EMCC had their roots in World War II, and in postwar years both firms received major funding from the United States government. Norberg analyzes the interaction between the two companies and the government and examines the impact of this institutional context on technological innovation. He looks at the two firms' operations after 1951 as independent subsidiaries of Remington Rand, and documents the management problems that began after Remington Rand merged with Sperry Gyroscope to form Sperry Rand in 1955"--Jacket
History of computing : software issues : International Conference on the History of Computing, ICHC 2000, April 5-7, 2000, Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, Paderborn, Germany by International Conference on the History of Computing( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reviews the present understanding of the history of software and establishes an agenda for further research. By exploring this current understanding, the authors identify the fundamental elements of software. The problems and questions addressed in the book range from purely technical to societal issues. Thus, the articles presented offer a fresh view of this history with new categories and interrelated themes, comparing and contrasting software with artefacts in other disciplines, so as to ascertain in what ways software is similar to and different from other technologies. This volume is based on the international conference "Mapping the History of Computing: Software Issues", held in April 2000 at the Heinz Nixdorf Museums Forum in Paderborn, Germany
Review and Assessment Committee final report by Arthur L Norberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Newcomb and nineteenth-century positional astronomy by Arthur Lawrence Norberg( )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Information Processing Techniques Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency by Arthur L Norberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IBM Rochester : half century of innovation by Arthur L Norberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Darol Kenneth Froman by Darol K Froman( )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family background and early education. Born 1906 in Harrington, Washington. Family moved to Canada 1910, father a farmer. Undergraduate studies at University of Alberta (Professor Robert Boyle). Summer studies at University of Chicago, 1926 and 1927; graduate enrollment from 1928. Comments on teachers, Carl H. Eckart, Samuel L. Hoyt. Work with Arthur J. Dempster; Ph.D. with Arthur H. Compton, 1930. Academic appointments from 1931; lectureship at University of Alberta, 1931-1939. Lecturer and assistant professor at MacDonald College, spent several of the summers in Denver with Joyce C. Stearns (cosmic rays) on Mt. Evans or at Echo Lake; assistant professor at McGill University from 1939. Comparison of the state of physics in Canada and the U.S. Early war work: McGill group on radar (National Research Council support), waveguides; 1941 head of Mt. Evans High Altitude Laboratory; cosmic ray research. 1942 group leader of the U.S. Navy's Radio and Sonar Lab. Comments on fellow scientists (Ed McMillan's knowledge and abilities); views on the war effort. The Manhattan Project, University of Chicago, 1942-1943; the C.P.1 reactor (Volney Wilson); 1943 Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL), electronics group (connections with the Radiation Lab at MIT); the Trinity test. Postwar planning, comments on Norris E. Bradbury, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leslie Groves; LASL influence on national policy, Atomic Energy Commission (David Lilienthal); relations with John H. Manley. Comments on controversy (Luis Alvarez-Wendel M. Latimer-Edward Teller); reactor developments, the Rover program. Retirement in 1962; consulting at LASL
Oral history interview with Henry Albert Howard Boot by Henry Albert Howard Boot( )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family background; undergraduate and graduate study at University of Birmingham; interruption of graduate studies by World War II in 1938; work on pulsed-radar transmitter at Ventron; thesis rechannelled into classified research by Marcus Oliphant; state of knowledge of high-powered tubes at Birmingham; plans for the magnetron with John T. Randall; comparison of Klystron and magnetron; improvements on and production of the magnetron for war use; other war work at Birmingham; Rudolf Peierls and Otto Frisch working on the atom bomb; the cyclotron; principal scientific officer of the Royal Naval Science Service at Baldock beginning 1948; contact with scientists from other countries; trip to United States; industrial uses of the magnetron; patent with the Admiralty
Oral history interview with Norris Edwin Bradbury by Norris Bradbury( )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undergraduate studies in Chemistry, Pomona College (Francis Blacet), 1926-1929; graduate studies at University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D., 1932; comments on faculty and fellow students (Leonard Loeb, Ernest Lawrence). National Research Council Fellow at MIT working on electron attachment, 1932. Comparison of Berkeley and MIT research facilities and faculty: John Slater, Victor Lenzen. Stanford University assistant professor, 1934; Felix Bloch, William Hansen. Built a cyclotron with Bloch; comments on work and relation with Bloch. Electron capture, 1935, and cross-sections of neutrons in cobalt (Enrico Fermi), 1937. Bill Hansen's Rhumbatron; klystron research in full progress by 1937. Contacts between Physics & Electrical Engineering departments. Dahlgren Naval Proving Ground as assistant experimental officer (William S. Parsons) doing ballistic research, 1941. Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL), 1944, working under George Kistiakowsky on implosion. Comments on work atmosphere, scientists, J. Robert Oppenheimer's leadership. Implications of the Trinity test; Hiroshima, Nagasaki. Became Oppenheimer's successor as director to LASL, 1945. Postwar purpose of LASL, reorganization (Leslie Groves); contract negotiations with University of California (R. Underhill). Comments on the establishment of Livermore Laboratory (Edward Teller, Lawrence, Herbert York), Argonne and Brookhaven National Laboratories. Relations with the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). H-Bomb development, Edward Teller and Stanley Ulam. Broadening the base of activities, 1954. Budget cuts force firing of 300-400 people in the mid-1960s. Benefits of being a university lab. On patents (Emilio Segrè, Glenn Seaborg, Teller); Sandia Laboratory. Various laboratory contracts and projects
Oral history interview with J. Carson Mark by Carson Mark( )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formative years; family history; schooled in Ottawa and Toronto. University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario for undergraduate studies. Returns to Toronto for graduate studies; comments on courses and teachers. Thesis adviser Richard D. Brauer; Ph. D., 1939. Employment as a mathematician. Comments on the effects of the Depression. Instructor in math at University of Mannitoba, 1938-1939; comments on student and faculty body. Wartime research; Canadian war projects. Teaches navigation to naval volunteer group; Brown Summer School, 1941. Joins the Montreal Lab in Applied Math (Hans von Halban), 1943; European emigres that made Leslie Groves uneasy (George Placzek); Canadian-American relations, security. Moves to Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL), May 1945. Experimentalists at LASL. Neutronics calculation at LASL. Comparison of earlier methods and the more sophisticated calculation by Mark, Sydney Goldstein, and Bengt E. Carlson. Education in physics. Postwar plans. Comparisons of the atmosphere in LASL and Toronto/Winnipeg. Plans to stay in LASL; reorganization at LASL. Discussions on the control of atomic energy. Baruch presentation. Thermonuclear research; the Super Conference; relationship with Edward Teller; decision to proceed with Super (Teller). The Greenhouse test series, 1951. Staffing at LASL; Teller's reconstruction of events. Pacific tests. LASL and Livermore Laboratory, reorganization of thermonuclear research. Military security at LASL. Teller's relations with J. Robert Oppenheimer and Hans Bethe; Teller as seen by others
Oral history interview with Cyril Stanley Smith by Cyril Stanley Smith( )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family background, early interests in science; study of metallurgy at University of Birmingham, graduate study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, postdoctoral study with John Norton on x-rays, 1926. Work at American Brass Co. under Willard H. Bennett on chemical control of production, management of Copper Alloy Research Lab. History of the study of metallurgy, effects of the Depression; recruitment for work as research supervisor in the Projects Research Committee of the NDRC War Metallurgy Committee; work at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory on plutonium and uranium, beginning in 1943. Early discussions with Enrico Fermi about setting up Institutes at University of Chicago; work on microstructure and surface energy of metals at Institute of Metals, the work atmosphere, Harold Urey and Willard Libby at the Institute for Nuclear Studies. Funding of academic science, effects of World War II on science. Appointment to General Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Atomic Energy Commission, the Committee's priorities, power and decision-making processes, other Committee members and consultants: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Fermi, Isidor I. Rabi, Robert Bacher, John Manley, Hans Bethe, Norris Bradbury; views on reactor development and national nuclear policy; the Super (hydrogen bomb) incident and its influence on the status of GAC; reactions to the Soviet bomb, Edward Teller, disagreements about the weapons program; atmosphere and attitudes about science in the 1950s, Luis Alvarez's charge against Ernest Lawrence. Smith's later work on history of technology
A history of the Information Processing Techniques Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency by Arthur L Norberg( )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A published manuscript detailing the history and contributions of the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the Department of Defense to the evolution of information technology in the United States between 1962 and 1986. It is a history of the structure, programs, and management of the IPTO, and its role in planning and executing highly successful programs at the cutting edge of computing and networking, and in working with industry and the military to transfer the technology into practical use
Oral history interview with Joel Henry Hildebrand by Joel Henry Hildebrand( )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns Hildebrand's years (from 1913) at University of California at Berkeley, his many-faceted involvement in the establishment of Berkeley's reputation as a leading university. Characterizations of many scientists and administrators he dealt with in the numerous committees on which he served as well as during his Deanship of Letters and Science. Chemistry department in the 1930s. Comments on own research, Entropy of Vaporization, and inventions, the hydrogen electrode, Development of the Theory of Solubility; his Faraday Lecture. Appendix about Frederick G. Cottrell
Oral history interview with Raemer Edgar Schreiber by R. E Schreiber( )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family background and early education in Oregon, undergraduate studies at Linfield College, majoring in physics and mathematics (Hershell Howett), 1931; Master's degree University of Oregon, 1932. Research assistant at University of Oregon, graduate studies at Purdue University, from 1935. Ph. D. thesis on Energy Distribution of Neutrons from Fission, 1941. Comments on the research group (Hans Bethe, Karl Lark-Horovitz, Marshall G. Holloway, Charles P. Baker). To Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and the Manhattan Project in 1943; construction of water boiler reactor; Holloway's group (Fat Man Assembly) and the Trinity Test. Reflections on wartime climate; discussions of transition and postwar reorganization (Leslie Groves, Norris E. Bradbury), decision to stay at Los Alamos and comments on colleagues at that time (Darol Froman, et. al.). Los Alamos mission in the late 1940s and 1950s. Character of the Lab; H-bomb development (Holloway). Remarks on contacts with other Atomic Energy Laboratories (Livermore). Establishment of Rover Program. Technical associate director from 1962. Commments on retirement. Organization and personnel
Oral history interview with Herbert F. York by Herbert F York( )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family history and early education, work on cloud chamber at University of Rochester; graduate work at University of California at Berkeley on R-1 apparatus, 1943; colleagues Frank Oppenheimer, Fred Schmidt, Lester Van Atta. At Oak Ridge National Laboratory with Ernest Lawrence, work on graphite-uranium reactor design; political views about World War II, effect of war on Lab. Return to graduate studies at Berkeley, work on 60-inch and 184-inch cyclotrons, work on time separation of isotopes, pair production detectors, neutral mesons work with Burton J. Moyer, thesis on end-piece scattering with Emilio Segrè, relationships with Segrè, Robert Serber, Edwin McMillan; Moyer; elaboration of the time base separation device to improve efficiency of the Calutron for uranium with Lawrence; involvement in choosing site in Operation Greenhouse, 1951; Lawrence's political character and the political climate of science administration, the "oath controversy." Co-director with Hugh Bradner of Measurement Project conducting diagnostic experiments on the George Test at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory planning by Edward Teller, Lawrence, Enrico Fermi, and Richard Garwin; the Materials Testing Accelerator (MTA) creation, re-design and failure under auspices of California Research Corporation; involvement in neutron yield experiments, MTA site later turned into Livermore Laboratory, 1952; decision to open Livermore Lab; effect of the Soviet atomic bomb, 1949, and the Korean War, 1950, on the United States nuclear program
Nuclear research and national science policy : by Glenn T Seaborg( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of the electronics industry on the Pacific Coast by Arthur L Norberg( Book )

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

Herbert F. York : physics at Berkeley and Livermore, 1943-1952 : by Herbert F York( )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Computers and commerce : a study of technology and management at Eckert-Mauchly Computer Company, Engineering Research Associates, and Remington Rand, 1946-1957
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Norberg, Arthur Lawrence 1938-

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Computers and commerce : a study of technology and management at Eckert-Mauchly Computer Company, Engineering Research Associates, and Remington Rand, 1946-1957History of computing : software issues : International Conference on the History of Computing, ICHC 2000, April 5-7, 2000, Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, Paderborn, Germany