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The mathematical work of Charles Babbage

Author: J M Dubbey
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Babbage is today remembered mainly for his attempt to complete his difference and analytical engines, the principles of which anticipate the major ideas of the modern digital computer. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Babbage; Charles Babbage; Charles Babbage; Charles Babbage; Charles Babbage; Charles Babbage
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J M Dubbey
ISBN: 0521216494 9780521216494
OCLC Number: 2876031
Description: viii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
British mathematics 1800-30 --
The Analytical Society --
The calculus of functions --
'The philosophy of analysis' --
Miscellaneous papers in analysis, probability and geometry --
Notation --
Babbage and his computers --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: J.M. Dubbey.
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