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Turing : pioneer of the information age

Author: B Jack Copeland
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Turing can be regarded as one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. But who was Turing, and what did he achieve during his tragically short life of 41 years? Best known as the genius who broke Germany's most secret codes during the war of 1939-45, Turing was also the father of the modern computer. Today, all who 'click-to-open' are familiar with the impact of Turing's ideas.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Alan Turing; Alan Turing; Alan Mathison Turing
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Jack Copeland
ISBN: 9780199639793 0199639795 9780198719182 0198719183
OCLC Number: 773428589
Description: 300 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Click, tap, or touch to open --
The universal Turing machine --
America, mathematics, Hitler --
Di-di-di-dah--
enigma calling --
Turing's U-boat battle --
1942 : back to America + Hitler's new code --
Colossus, Delilah, victory --
ACE, a month's work in a minute --
Manchester's 'Electronic Brain' --
The imitation game : artificial intelligence, artificial life --
Cold porridge --
/END//// --
Appendix. A simple Turing machine --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: B. Jack Copeland.
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In the centenary of Alan Turing's birth, we celebrate the life and work of one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. Best known for the role he played in cracking German secret code Enigma  Read more...

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