Goldstine, Herman H. (Herman Heine) 19132004
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Works:  66 works in 253 publications in 8 languages and 5,749 library holdings 

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Most widely held works about
Herman H Goldstine
 Oral history interview with Ralph Gomory by Ralph E Gomory( )
 Oral history interview with Herman Heine Goldstine by Herman H Goldstine( )
 John Von Neumann and Klara Dan Von Neumann papers by John Von Neumann( )
 ENIAC Patent Trial Collection by Moore School of Electrical Engineering( )
 by Crawford H Greenewalt( )
 Oral history interview with Arthur W. Burks and Alice R. Burks by Arthur W Burks( )
 Oral history interview with James Pomerene by James Pomerene( )
 A survey of large scale computing machines by Isaac L Auerbach( )
 Oral history interview with Willis H. Ware by Willis H Ware( )
 ENIAC Trial Exhibits Collection( )
 Honeywell vs. Sperry Rand records by Honeywell Inc( )
 by Herman H Goldstine( )
 Honeywell vs. Sperry Rand Records by Sperry Rand (Corporation)( )
 by International Business Machines Corporation( )
 by Sperry Corporation (19331955)( )
 Sperry Corporation photograph collection( Visual )
 Oral history interview with John W. Mauchly by John W Mauchly( )
 Oral history interview with Arthur W. Burks by Arthur W Burks( )
 The Herman H. Goldstine collection by Hampshire College( Book )
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Most widely held works by
Herman H Goldstine
The computer from Pascal to von Neumann by
Herman H Goldstine(
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75 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1942, Lt. Herman H. Goldstine, a former mathematics professor, was stationed at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. It was there that he assisted in the creation of the ENIAC, the first electronic digital computer. The ENIAC was operational in 1945, but plans for a new computer were already underway. The principal source of ideas for the new computer was John von Neumann, who became Goldstine's chief collaborator. Together they developed EDVAC, successor to ENIAC. After World War II, at the Institute for Advanced Study, they built what was to become the prototype of the presentday computer. Herman Goldstine writes as both historian and scientist in this first examination of the development of computing machinery, from the seventeenth century through the early 1950s. His personal involvement lends a special authenticity to his narrative, as he sprinkles anecdotes and stories liberally through his text
75 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1942, Lt. Herman H. Goldstine, a former mathematics professor, was stationed at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. It was there that he assisted in the creation of the ENIAC, the first electronic digital computer. The ENIAC was operational in 1945, but plans for a new computer were already underway. The principal source of ideas for the new computer was John von Neumann, who became Goldstine's chief collaborator. Together they developed EDVAC, successor to ENIAC. After World War II, at the Institute for Advanced Study, they built what was to become the prototype of the presentday computer. Herman Goldstine writes as both historian and scientist in this first examination of the development of computing machinery, from the seventeenth century through the early 1950s. His personal involvement lends a special authenticity to his narrative, as he sprinkles anecdotes and stories liberally through his text
A history of numerical analysis from the 16th through the 19th century by
Herman H Goldstine(
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21 editions published in 1977 in 4 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book I have attempted to trace the development of numerical analysis during the period in which the foundations of the modern theory were being laid. To do this I have had to exercise a certain amount of selectivity in choosing and in rejecting both authors and papers. I have rather arbitrarily chosen, in the main, the most famous mathematicians of the period in question and have concentrated on their major works in numerical analysis at the expense, perhaps, of other lesser known but capable analysts. This selectivity results from the need to choose from a large body of literature, and from my feeling that almost by definition the great masters of mathematics were the ones responsible for the most significant accomplishments. In any event I must accept full responsibility for the choices. I would particularly like to acknowledge my thanks to Professor Otto Neugebauer for his help and inspiration in the preparation of this book. This consisted of many friendly discussions that I will always value. I should also like to express my deep appreciation to the International Business Machines Corporation of which I have the honor of being a Fellow and in particular to Dr. Ralph E. Gomory, its VicePresident for Research, for permitting me to undertake the writing of this book and for helping make it possible by his continuing encouragement and support
21 editions published in 1977 in 4 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book I have attempted to trace the development of numerical analysis during the period in which the foundations of the modern theory were being laid. To do this I have had to exercise a certain amount of selectivity in choosing and in rejecting both authors and papers. I have rather arbitrarily chosen, in the main, the most famous mathematicians of the period in question and have concentrated on their major works in numerical analysis at the expense, perhaps, of other lesser known but capable analysts. This selectivity results from the need to choose from a large body of literature, and from my feeling that almost by definition the great masters of mathematics were the ones responsible for the most significant accomplishments. In any event I must accept full responsibility for the choices. I would particularly like to acknowledge my thanks to Professor Otto Neugebauer for his help and inspiration in the preparation of this book. This consisted of many friendly discussions that I will always value. I should also like to express my deep appreciation to the International Business Machines Corporation of which I have the honor of being a Fellow and in particular to Dr. Ralph E. Gomory, its VicePresident for Research, for permitting me to undertake the writing of this book and for helping make it possible by his continuing encouragement and support
A history of the calculus of variations from the 17th through the 19th century by
Herman H Goldstine(
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25 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and German and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The calculus of variations is a subject whose beginning can be precisely dated. It might be said to begin at the moment that Euler coined the name calculus of variations but this is, of course, not the true moment of inception of the subject. It would not have been unreasonable if I had gone back to the set of isoperimetric problems considered by Greek mathemati cians such as Zenodorus (c. 200 B.C.) and preserved by Pappus (c. 300 A.D.). I have not done this since these problems were solved by geometric means. Instead I have arbitrarily chosen to begin with Fermat's elegant principle of least time. He used this principle in 1662 to show how a light ray was refracted at the interface between two optical media of different densities. This analysis of Fermat seems to me especially appropriate as a starting point: He used the methods of the calculus to minimize the time of passage cif a light ray through the two media, and his method was adapted by John Bernoulli to solve the brachystochrone problem. There have been several other histories of the subject, but they are now hopelessly archaic. One by Robert Woodhouse appeared in 1810 and another by Isaac Todhunter in 1861
25 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and German and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The calculus of variations is a subject whose beginning can be precisely dated. It might be said to begin at the moment that Euler coined the name calculus of variations but this is, of course, not the true moment of inception of the subject. It would not have been unreasonable if I had gone back to the set of isoperimetric problems considered by Greek mathemati cians such as Zenodorus (c. 200 B.C.) and preserved by Pappus (c. 300 A.D.). I have not done this since these problems were solved by geometric means. Instead I have arbitrarily chosen to begin with Fermat's elegant principle of least time. He used this principle in 1662 to show how a light ray was refracted at the interface between two optical media of different densities. This analysis of Fermat seems to me especially appropriate as a starting point: He used the methods of the calculus to minimize the time of passage cif a light ray through the two media, and his method was adapted by John Bernoulli to solve the brachystochrone problem. There have been several other histories of the subject, but they are now hopelessly archaic. One by Robert Woodhouse appeared in 1810 and another by Isaac Todhunter in 1861
New and full moons 1001 B.C. to A.D. 1651 by
Herman H Goldstine(
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12 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Streitschriften von Jacob und Johann Bernoulli : Variationsrechnung by
Jakob Bernoulli(
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15 editions published in 1991 in 5 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published in 1991 in 5 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the relation between machine developments and numerical analysis. Recent developments in differential analyser techniques
/ J. G. L. Michel. by
Herman H Goldstine(
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9 editions published in 1957 in English and German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1957 in English and German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Von Neumann : a documentary(
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2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John von Neumann was one of the greatest mathemetician of the 20th century. He contributed significantly to science and especially to physics, mathematics, chemistry, geometry, and the evolution of the computer. His work includes the creation of Game Theory, Quantum Mechanics, the development of nuclear power and the atomic bomb, and the very earliest computer programming
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John von Neumann was one of the greatest mathemetician of the 20th century. He contributed significantly to science and especially to physics, mathematics, chemistry, geometry, and the evolution of the computer. His work includes the creation of Game Theory, Quantum Mechanics, the development of nuclear power and the atomic bomb, and the very earliest computer programming
Report on the mathematical and logical aspects of an electronic computing instrument by
N.J.) Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton(
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in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conditions for a minimum of a functional by
Herman H Goldstine(
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6 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Planning and coding of problems for an electronic computing instrument by
Herman H Goldstine(
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5 editions published between 1947 and 1951 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1947 and 1951 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preliminary discussion of the logical design of an electronic computing instrument by
Arthur W Burks(
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6 editions published between 1946 and 1951 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1946 and 1951 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Planning and coding of problems for an electronic computing instrument by
N.J.) Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton(
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6 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preliminary discussion of the logical design of an electronic computing instrument by
Arthur W Burks(
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6 editions published between 1946 and 1947 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1946 and 1947 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Planning and coding of problems for an electronic computing instrument by
Herman H Goldstine(
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3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Planning and coding of problems for an electronic computing instrument : report on the mathematical and logical aspects of
an electronic computing instrument. Part II by
Herman H Goldstine(
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in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preliminary discussion of the logical design of an electronic computing insturment. Planning and coding of problems for an
electronic computing instrument by
Arthur W Burks(
Book
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in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Planning and coding of problems for an electroninc computing instrument : report on the mathematical and logical aspects of
an electronic computing instrument by
Herman H Goldstine(
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2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Final Progress Report on the physical realization of an electroniccomputing instrument by
Herman H Goldstine(
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2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The role of John von Neumann in the computer field by
Herman H Goldstine(
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1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
PLANNING AND CODING OF PROBLEMS FOR AN ELECTRONIC COMPUTING INSTRUMENT, : report on... the mathematical and logical aspects
of an electro by
Herman H Goldstine(
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1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Bernoulli, Jean 16671748 Other
 Bernoulli, Jakob 16541705 Author
 Radeletde Grave, P. Other Annotator
 Von Neumann, John 19031957
 Burks, Arthur W. (Arthur Walter) 19152008 Author
 Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)
 Speiser, David Editor
 Strauss, Lewis L.
 Wigner, Eugene Paul 19021995
 Ulam, Stanislaw M.
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