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The universal history of computing : from the abacus to the quantum computer

Author: Georges Ifrah; E F Harding
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2001
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book continues Ifrah's story from The Universal History of Numbers to cover the invention of computers and the binary number system, as well as recently discovered numbers systems, including  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Ifrah; E F Harding
ISBN: 0471441473 9780471441472
OCLC Number: 709635183
Notes: Título original: Histoire universelle des chiffres.
Description: 410 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Parte. 1. Cap. 1. Historical summary of arithmetic, numerical notation, and writing systems.--
Cap. 2. From the particular to the general: arithmetic leads to algebra.--
Cap. 3. From calculation to calculus.--
Cap. 4. Binary arithmetic and other non-decimal systems.--
Parte. 2. Cap. 5. From clockwork calculator to computer: the history of automatic calculation.--
Cap. 6. What is a computer?. Parte. 3. Cap. 7. Information, the new universal dimension.
Other Titles: From the abacus to the quantum computer.
Responsibility: Georges Ifrah ; traducción, E. F. Harding.

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