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## Details

Genre/Form: | History |
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Named Person: | John Von Neumann; John Von Neumann; John Von Neumann; John Von Neumann; John Von Neumann |

Material Type: | Biography, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Book, Internet Resource |

All Authors / Contributors: |
William Aspray |

ISBN: | 0262011212 9780262011211 |

OCLC Number: | 21524368 |

Description: | xvii, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. |

Contents: | Archival Sources and Abbreviations -- Series Forward -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. A Mathematical Research Career. Early Life, 1903-1921 -- A European Research Career, 1921-1930 -- Princeton Mathematics, 1930-1942 -- 2. An Education in Computing. War Work -- Learning about Computing -- ENIAC and EDVAC -- 3. Planning a Computer for Scientific Research. Postwar Plans -- Designing a Computer for Scientific Research -- Logical Design -- Computer Programming -- 4. Engineering a Computer. Early Testing and Design -- Solving the Memory Problem -- Construction and Maintenance -- Technology Transfer -- 5. The Transformation of Numerical Analysis. Accomodating Numerical Analysis to High-Speed Computers -- Matrices and Systems of Linear Equations -- Partial Differential Equations -- The Problem of Shocks -- Random Numbers and Monte Carlo Methods -- Linear Programming -- Conclusions -- 6. The Origins of Numerical Meteorology. Early Numerical Meterology -- The Origins of the Numerical Meterology Project -- The Barotropic Model -- The Baroclinic Model -- The Beginnings of Operational Numerical Weather Prediction -- General Circulation of the Atmosphere -- The Computer as a Meterological Tool -- 7. The Computer as a Scientific Instrument. Experimentation on Numerical Methods -- Mathematical and Statistical Research -- Astrophysics -- Fluid Dynamics -- Atomic and Nuclear Physics -- Automating Applications Research -- From History of Science to Traffic Simulation -- Limitations on the Computer as a Scientific Instrument -- 8. A Theory of Information Processing. Early Experiments with Information -- Contacts with the Biomedical Community -- The General and Logical Theory of Automata -- Complicated Automata -- Building Reliable Automata from Unreliable Parts -- Cellular Automata -- The Computer and the Brain -- The Cybernetic Program -- 9. Scientific Consultant and Statesman. Government Consulting -- IBM -- Final Plans -- Notes -- General Bibliography -- Writings of John von Neumann -- Index. |

Series Title: | History of computing. |

Responsibility: | William Aspray. |

### Abstract:

John von Neumann, in his 54 years of life, transformed the face and character of many pure/applied mathematical subject areas. And in particular he participated seminally in the creation of the Computer Age. The author (director of the Center for the History of Electrical Engineering at IEEE) has d
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