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Alan Turing's automatic computing engine

Author: B Jack Copeland
Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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Describing the author's struggle to build the modern computer, this book contains first hand accounts by him and by the pioneers of computing who worked with him. It is intended to be accessible to  Read more...


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Named Person: Alan Turing; Alan Turing
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Jack Copeland
ISBN: 0198565933 9780198565932
OCLC Number: 224640979
Description: xx, 553 pages
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; PART I: THE NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY AND THE ACE PROJECT; A Century of Measurement and Computation at the National Physical Laboratory, 1900-2000; The Creation of the NPL Mathematics Division; The Origins and Development of the ACE Project; The Pilot ACE at the National Physical Laboratory; PART II: TURING AND THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING; The ACE and the Shaping of British Computing; Computer Architecture and the ACE Computers; Turing and the Computer; From Turing Machine to "Electronic Brain"; PART III: THE ACE COMPUTERS; The Pilot ACE Instruction Format; Programming the Pilot ACE; The Pilot ACE: from Concept to Reality; The DEUCE-a User's View; Applications of the Pilot ACE and the DEUCE; The ACE Test Assembly, the Pilot ACE, the Big ACE, and the Bendix G15; The ACE Simulator and the Cybernetic Model; The Pilot Model and the Big ACE on the Web; PART IV: ELECTRONICS; How Valves Work; Recollections of Early Vacuum Tube Circuits; Circuit Design of the Pilot ACE and the Big ACE; PART V: TECHNICAL REPORTS AND LECTURES ON THE ACE AND THE PILOT ACE, 1945-1951; Proposed Electronic Calculator (1945); Notes on Memory (1945); The Turing-Wilkinson Lecture Series (1946-1947); The State of the Art in Electronic Digital Computing in Britain and the United States (1947)
Responsibility: edited by B. Jack Copeland.


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