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Lovelace, Ada King Countess of 1815-1852

Works: 124 works in 223 publications in 6 languages and 13,678 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Sources  Artists' books  Graphic novels  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee
Classifications: QA29.L72, B
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Ada Lovelace by Ada King Lovelace( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Augusta Ada King, Condesa de Lovelace e hija de Lord Byron manifestó desde joven gran interés por las matemáticas, especialmente por el trabajo de Charles Babbage "Analytical Engine" (máquina analítica). El cuaderno de notas reproduce su famosa "Nota G" una de tantas notas incluidas en la traducción que hizo Lovelace de un texto de Luigi Federico Menebrae sobre la investigación de Babbage. La Nota G contiene un algoritmo que, a modo de programa -software- hace posible que la máquina de Babbage -que entonces aún no existía- realice procesos de computación, y sea considerada como el primer programa informático. En tanto que en la Nota G Lovelace alberga dudas acerca de la capacidad de una computadora para lo que podría llamarse "inteligencia artificial", en otras notas es capaz de de prever que las computadoras podrán ir más allá del puro cálculo. Los pensamientos de Lovelace "combinan el racionalismo científico con la imaginación subjetiva." El cuaderno de notas incluye además una selección de la correspondencia mantenida entre Lovelace y Babbage, así como el soneto "The Rainbow"
Ada's echo by Kelly Wellman( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Sketch of the analytical engine invented by Charles Babbage, Esq. by Luigi Federico Menabrea( Book )
2 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage with interesting & curious anecdotes of celebrated and distinguished characters : fully illustrating a variety of instructive and amusing scenes; as performed within and without the remarkable difference engine : embellished with portraits and scientific diagrams by Sydney Padua( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Meet Victorian London's most dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the computer, and his accomplice, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the peculiar protoprogrammer and daughter of Lord Byron. When Lovelace translated a description of Babbage's plans for an enormous mechanical calculating machine in 1842, she added annotations three times longer than the original work. Her footnotes contained the first appearance of the general computing theory, a hundred years before an actual computer was built. Sadly, Lovelace died of cancer a decade after publishing the paper, and Babbage never built any of his machines. But do not despair! "The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage "presents a rollicking alternate reality in which Lovelace and Babbage "do" build the Difference Engine and then use it to build runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wilder realms of mathematics, and, of course, fight crime--for the sake of both London and science. Complete with extensive footnotes that rival those penned by Lovelace herself, historical curiosities, and never-before-seen diagrams of Babbage's mechanical, steam-powered computer
Ada, the enchantress of numbers : a selection from the letters of Lord Byron's daughter and her description of the first computer by Ada King Lovelace( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Toole did research for more than eight years, burying herself in British archives and libraries to narrate and edit this extraordinary collection of letters written by Ada Lovelace. Not only do they outline Ada's ingenuity for the sciences, but they also enlighten us on all aspects of Lady Lovelace's multidimensional life: her passionate desire to flourish in a "man's world," her battle with drug addiction and chronic sickness, and her efforts as a mother and wife. Lovelace also had a reputation as a wild gambler and a lover. Ada was one of the first to write programs of instructions for Babbage's Analytical Engines, the famous precursors to the modern digital computer. Ada's letters are some of the classic founding documents of cybernetics and computer science, written nearly a century before ENIAC
Ada, the enchantress of numbers : prophet of the computer age, a pathway to the 21st century by Ada King Lovelace( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age by James Essinger( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named "Ada," after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century's version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because, after computer pioneers such as Alan Turing began to rediscover her, it slowly became apparent that she had been a key but overlooked figure in the invention of the computer. Essinger makes the case that the computer age could have started two centuries ago if Lovelace's contemporaries had recognized her research and fully grasped its implications. It's a remarkable tale, starting with the outrageous behavior of her father, which made Ada instantly famous upon birth. Ada would go on to overcome numerous obstacles to obtain a level of education typically forbidden to women of her day. She would eventually join forces with Charles Babbage, generally credited with inventing the computer, although as Essinger makes clear, Babbage couldn't have done it without Lovelace. Indeed, Lovelace wrote what is today considered the world's first computer program -- despite opposition that the principles of science were "beyond the strength of a woman's physical power of application."
Women in European culture and society : a sourcebook by Deborah Simonton( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Women in European Culture and Society: A Sourcebook includes a range of transnational sources which encompass the history of women in Europe from the beginning of the eighteenth century right up to the present day. Including documents from across Europe, from France and Germany to Estonia, Spain and Russia, organised in a broad chronical spread, the diversity of the sources included in the book is unique - including many never translated into English before. Deborah Simonton offers detailed interpretive introductions that analyse and contextualise the sources
Lady Ada Augusta Lovelace : [raziskovalno področje] informatika : raziskovalna naloga by Vita Gabor( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Slovenian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ockham Park, to Mr. Crosse by Ada King Lovelace( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Apologizing for taking so long to reply; saying that she is "in a very musical phase (which you will not be sorry to hear), and I am giving a good deal of time to it;" commenting that his "account & diagram of the apparatus seems promising. Have you yet actually put it into operation:" saying that "Dr. Carpenter will be very much interested in the progress of this renewed experiment. We talk of trying it ourselves now shortly but we find many difficulties & that to test the results with any certainty necessitates a quantity & sort of preparation and of appareil altogether, which only exists in an established laboratory;" It is not yet certain that Dr. Carpenter will permanently remain with us; & this still-existing doubt has made us delay many things we may perhaps do if he does remain;" saying that her health has improved; crediting her improved health to his suggestions when she was at Bromfield; asking if he has heard "any more about Mesmerism? And what are your present opinions upon it? I quite agree with you that your best & ... refuge from all troubles is in your Science. That is a great soother of agitated feelings, & in this respect you are indeed a fortunate person. I generally see indeed that there is compensation of some kind or other, in all situations; & I think lots are very even in this world on the whole;" sending her regards to Mrs. Crosse
Ashley Combe, to Mr. Crosse by Ada King Lovelace( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Explaining that she might have to postpone his visit as she is "going on in all the wrong way, I am sorry to say. Last night in the middle of the night, I had a seizure of Angina Pectoris & I am so knocked to pieces that I doubt much if I can put my plans in execution at the time fixed. At the same time, I often alter very rapidly; & become quite myself & well even in a very few hours;" adding "It is mortal agony, for the time-being.--I have it occasionally."
Ashley Combe, to "my dear Babbage" by Ada King Lovelace( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Concerning an article she is submitting to the Quarterly that she is insisting must be allotted 60 pages; adding that she prefers that they think she is a male writer; asking if he could get her a copy of Dr. Thomas Young's Lectures; saying she has "read the 'Vestiges' & I wish to review it for the July No. of the Edinburgh. Have you any friend who could negociate [sic] this for me with the ruling powers of the Edinburgh, exactly as Lyell is doing for the Quarterly; I being strictly incognito, until & unless my production be accepted, & my sex not to be hinted at;" explaining that she feels confident she can work on the review and her work for him at the same time and that "Lord L-- also is of the impression that I can write two things at once far more easily than only one. This is a peculiarity of my mind which I think you will easily understand;" adding that she does "not suppose even you can be aware of the powerful & yet graceful analysis I have it in view to develop of your engine; or of the magic force with which I expect to bring facts & ideas from the North, the South, the East, and the West, to contribute towards my successful painting of your invention;" I consider that I am to paint your engine before the eyes & minds of men; & that mine will be an Artist's as well as Analyst's labour;" suggesting that she needs to visit him and "see what your people are now about;" listing the information she would like him to prepare for her in advance of her visit; concluding that it is her "object to make my Article such as will suit both the unlearned & the learned."
Ada, a life and a legacy by Dorothy Stein( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The subject of this biography "was the daughter of Lord Byron ... based on her report on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, she is also generally regarded as the inventor of the science of computer programming"--Page 4 of cover
Ada Lovelace homenaje a la primera programadora digital : 1815-1852 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Papers by George Gordon Byron Byron( Archival Material )
in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Consists of letters, documents, drawings and prints of and related to Lord George Gordon Noël Byron, 1788-1824, poet. The collection was originally formed by Edward Whittaker Hennell who had the materials mounted and bound by Zaehnsdorf in October 1891. The volume was disbound in 1988
[London] , to Miss Duppa by Ada King Lovelace( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Explaining that her mother had a carriage accident and will not be at Fordhook as planned; adding that her mother was not injured but "had to walk a mile in the snow, & to sit in a dirty ale-house in 'gin-drinking company' till a carriage could be procured from Brighton to take her back there."
Ashley-Combe, to [Charles Babbage?] by Ada King Lovelace( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Expressing her happiness at receiving his letter; saying that "a startled conscience so easily takes fright. I knew that in some respects, I had deserved to have sunk in your esteem and confidence; consequently every little circumstance has appeared to me a proof that I had done so. You may accept my thanks; but forgiveness is uncalled for. Nothing can be more natural & explicable than what has occurred. You do not say however that you will again come & pass some time with us here; perhaps next year. And yet, day by day, as I walk up & down the Babbage terrace, do I think of this;" discussing what he said about Sir D. Brewster and asking if he would "transmit to him the following observations: viz: that I feel rather sorry he is going to write on the Engine, because I have had a kind of [illegible] intention of addressing him (during some weeks past), to consult him about writing for the Edinburgh, an account of the engine, which should be founded on the Article in it of 1835, & on Menabrea's Paper (with my Note); but which should also embrace several points of view not considered in those two publications. I should much like Sir D.N. to know this. Not that I want, for the world, to interfere with anything he has undertaken. If Sir David could indicate to me some other scientific Article, likely to be acceptable to the Edinburgh, I would at once undertake it, if it is a subject I should feel myself competent to treat as yet. Perhaps he could suggest to me a choice. I rather think some physiological topics would suit me as well as any."
The rainbow, a literary gift ( Book )
1 edition published in 1835 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
East Horsley Park, to Robert Noel by Ada King Lovelace( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Expressing concern that he had not received her letter; hoping that she and her mother will see him "tomorrow" or on Sunday
Ashley-Combe, to Mr. Crosse by Ada King Lovelace( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1843 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Saying she has sent him a "copy of the paper I lately published in Taylor's Scientific Memoirs;" commenting that she has "lived almost entirely secluded. Those who are in earnest & with single mind devoted to any great object in life, must find this occasionally inevitable; & when (as has been my case during the last 10 months), family affairs of a harassing & complicated description, & also very strange & uncertain states of health, are superadded to the first cause, you will not wonder at having heard nothing from me, because you have experience & candor enough to perceive & know that God has not given to us (in this state of existence) more than very limited powers of physical inter-communication & expression of one's ideas & feeling. Would that every thought of mine could be father to the expression of it, to the communication of it to other sentient & thinking beings!;" asking if he can visit and telling him that Mr. Babbage is "likely to be here at the time I mention;" adding that she will "be very desirous of again seeing you. You know what that means from me, & that it is no [illegible] or humbug, but the simple expression & result of the respect & attraction I feel for a mind that ventures to read direct in God's own book, & not merely thro' man's translation of that same vast & mighty work."
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Alternative Names
Ada Augusta Lovelace
Ada Byron King
Ada Byron Lovelace
Ada Lavleisa
Ada Lavleys
Ada Lovelace anglická matematička
Ada Lovelace angol matematikus és írónő
Ada Lovelace Brits wiskundige
Ada Lovelace brytyjska arystokratka, uważana za pionierkę programowania
Ada Lovelace Engelse wiskundige en skryfster, dikwels as die wêreld se eerste rekenaarprogrammeerder verwys
Ada Lovelace englantilainen matemaatikko
Ada Lovelace englische Mathematikerin
Ada Lovelace English mathematician, considered the first computer programmer
Ada Lovelace Matemàtica anglesa considerada la primera programadora de la història
Ada Lovelace matemática britânica
Ada Lovelace matemática británica considerada el primer programador de la historia
Ada Lovelace matemática británica considerada la primera programadora de la historia
Ada Lovelace matematica inglese, considerata la prima programmatrice
Ada Lovelace mathématicienne britannique
Augusta Ada Kingová
Byron Ada
Byron, Ada 1815-1852
Byron, Ada Augusta 1815-1852
Byron Augusta Ada
Byron, Augusta Ada 1815-1852
Byron King, Augusta Ada 1815-1852
Byron Lovelace, Ada 1815-1852
King, Ada
King, Ada 1815-1852
King, Ada 1815-1852 Countess of Lovelace
King, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, 1815-1852
King, Augusta Ada
King, Augusta Ada 1815-1852
King, Augusta Ada 1815-1852 Countess of Lovelace
King, Augusta Ada, Countess of Lovelace, 1815-1852
Lovelace, Ada
Lovelace, Ada 1815-1852
Lovelace, Ada Augusta of 1815-1852
Lovelace, Ada K. of 1815-1852
Lovelace, Ada King 1815-1852 Countess of
Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 1815-1852
Lovelace, Augusta Ada 1815-1852
Lovelace, Augusta Ada King
Lovelace, Augusta Ada King 1815-1852
Lovelace, Augusta Ada King 1815-1852 Countess of
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Lovelace, Augusta Ada of 1815-1852
Άντα Λάβλεϊς
Ада Лавлейс англичанка-математик
Ада Лавлејс
Ада Лаўлейс
Ада Ловлейс
Ада Лъвлейс
Ејда Кинг Лавлејс
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آدا لوفلايس
آدا لوفلايس عالمة رياضيات إنجليزية، تعتبر أول مبرمجة حاسوب
ادا لولېس
ایدا لاولیس ریاضی‌دان انگلیسی، به عنوان اولین برنامه‌نویس شناخته می‌شود
ایڈا لولیس
एडा लभलेस
एडा लवलेस
অ্যাডা লাভলেস
ਐਡਾ ਲਵਲੇਸ
ଏଡା ଲଭଲେସ
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അഡ ലവ് ലേസ്
เอดา เลิฟเลซ
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에이다 러브레이스
ラヴレス, エイダ
愛達·勒芙蕾絲 英国数学家
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