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Turing and the universal machine : the making of the modern computer

Auteur : Jon Agar
Éditeur: U.S. : Totem ; Cambridge : Icon, 2001.
Collection: Revolutions in science.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Résumé:
Alan Turning is widely known as the cryptographer extraordinaire of Bletchly Park, the man who broke the Nazi Enigma code. He has also been described as the father of the modern computer, dreaming of a machine that could think adn inaugurating a scientific revolution that we are deep in the midst of today. His work entailed too a challenge to the science of ourselves, exploring the limits between the human and  Lire la suite...
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Personne nommée: Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing; Charles Babbage
Type d’ouvrage: Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Jon Agar
ISBN: 1840462507 9781840462500
Numéro OCLC: 46395233
Description: iv, 153 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm.
Contenu: 1. Universal Machines --
2. The Blue Pig --
3. Prolific Piglets: Computers everywhere --
4. A World Out of Control --
5. Babbage: A 'Difference Engine' that made a difference? --
6. The Analytical Engine --
7. Accidental Information --
8. Information on the Masses --
9. The Spur of War --
10. Zuse in Nazi Germany --
11. American Speed --
12. Turing in Secret Britain --
13. Foundations Shaken --
14. Mathematics: Truth or game? --
15. Crisis Looms --
16. Turing and the Decision Problems --
17. Government Codes --
18. The Computer --
19. Minding the Gap: Many universal machines --
20. Cold War Minds --
21. Materialisation.
Titre de collection: Revolutions in science.
Responsabilité: Jon Agar.

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The history of the computer is entwined with that of the modern world and most famously with the life of one man, Alan Turing. How did this device, which first appeared a mere 50 years ago, come to  Lire la suite...

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