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Engines of logic : mathematicians and the origin of the computer

Author: Martin Davis
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2000.
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"This book is about the underlying concepts on which our modern computers are based and about the people who developed these concepts ... it includes the stories of the lives of these people and explains some of their thought.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Davis
ISBN: 0393322297 9780393322293 0393047857 9780393047851
OCLC Number: 48185610
Notes: Originally published under the title: The universal computer : the road from Leibniz to Turing.
Description: xii, 257 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Leibniz's dream --
Boole turns logic into algebra --
Frege : from breakthrough to despair --
Cantor : detour through infinity --
Hilbert to the rescue --
Gödel upsets the applecart --
Turing conceives of the all-purpose computer --
Making the first universal computers --
Beyond Leibniz's dream.
Other Titles: Universal computer
Mathematicians and the origin of the computer
Responsibility: Martin Davis.

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"This book is about the underlying concepts on which our modern computers are based and about the people who developed these concepts ... it includes the stories of the lives of these people and explains some of their thought.

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