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The calculating passion of Ada Byron

Author: Joan Baum
Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography of Countess Lovelace, Augusta Ada Byron King (daughter of Lord and Lady Byron), examines the life of a gifted mathematician in a time when women simply didn't pursue mathematics.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
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Baum, Joan, 1937-
Calculating passion of Ada Byron.
Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1986
(OCoLC)562562921
Named Person: Ada King Lovelace, Countess of; Ada King Lovelace, Comtesse de; Ada King of Lovelace
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Baum
ISBN: 9780208021199 0208021191
OCLC Number: 13793405
Description: xix, 133 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The lady and the engine --
The programming of Ada Byron --
The mathematical milieu --
The programming of Ada Lovelace --
Byronic counterforces --
The "notes" --
Yearnings and defeat --
Appendixes. Ada in Byron's poetry --
The Victorian medical world --
Ada in twentieth-century literature --
The Ada programming language.
Responsibility: Joan Baum.

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This biography of Countess Lovelace, Augusta Ada Byron King (daughter of Lord and Lady Byron), examines the life of a gifted mathematician in a time when women simply didn't pursue mathematics.

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