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Colossus : the first electronic computer

Author: Jack Copeland
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Shrouded in secrecy until very recently, Colossus was the world's first fully-functioning electronic computer. This book contains accounts of Colossus, of code-breaking, and of the role played by the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Copeland
ISBN: 019284055X 9780192840554
OCLC Number: 51315364
Description: 344 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. A Brief History of Cryptography from Caesar to Bletchley Park; 2. How It Began: Bletchley Park Goes to War; 3. The German Tunny Machine; 4. Colossus, Codebreaking, and the Digital Age; 5. Machine Against Machine; 6. D-Day at Bletchley Park; 7. Intercept!; 8. Colossus; 9. Colossus and the Rise of the Modern Computer; 10. The PC-User's Guide to Colossus; 11. Of Men and Machines; 12. The Colossus Rebuild; 13. Mr Newman's Section; 14. Max Newman-Mathematician, Codebreaker and Computer Pioneer; 15. Living with Fish: Breaking Tunny in the Newmanry and the Testery; 16. From Hut 8 to the Newmanry; 17. Codebreaking and Colossus; 18. Major Tester's Section; 19. Setter and Breaker; 20. An ATS Girl in the Testery; 21. The Testery and the Breaking of Fish; 22. Dollis Hill at War; 23. The British Tunny Machine; 24. How Colossus was Built and Operated-One of Its Engineers Reveals Its Secrets; 25. Bletchley Park's Sturgeon-The Fish That Laid No Eggs; 26. Geheimschreiber Traffic and Swedish Wartime Intelligence; A1 Timeline: The Breaking of Tunny; A2 The Teleprinter Alphabet; A3 The Tunny Addition Square; A4 My Work at Bletchley Park; A5 The Tiltman Break; A6 Turingery; A7 Dc-Method; A8 Newman's Theorem; A9 Rectangling; A10 The Motor Wheels and Limitations; A11 Motorless Tunny; A12 Origin of the Fish Cypher Machines
Responsibility: edited by Jack Copeland.
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An engaging book that will be essential reading for historians of twentieth-century technology and warfare. Nature formidably detailed Guardian compelling compilation New Scientist

 
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