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The Resource Ada Lovelace : the making of a computer scientist, Christopher Hollings, Ursula Martin & Adrian Rice

Ada Lovelace : the making of a computer scientist, Christopher Hollings, Ursula Martin & Adrian Rice

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Ada Lovelace : the making of a computer scientist
Title
Ada Lovelace
Title remainder
the making of a computer scientist
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hollings, Ursula Martin & Adrian Rice
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Language
eng
Summary
Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron and his highly educated wife, Anne Isabella, is sometimes called the world's first computer programmer and has become an icon for women in technology. But how did a young woman in the nineteenth century, without access to formal school or university education, acquire the knowledge and expertise to become a pioneer of computer science? Although an unusual pursuit for women at the time, Ada Lovelace studied science and mathematics from a young age. This book uses previously unpublished archival material to explore her precocious childhood, from her ideas for a steam-powered flying horse to penetrating questions about the science of rainbows. A remarkable correspondence course with the eminent mathematician Augustus De Morgan shows her developing into a gifted, perceptive and knowledgeable mathematician. Active in Victorian London's social and scientific elite alongside Mary Somerville, Michael Faraday and Charles Dickens, Ada Lovelace became fascinated by the computing machines devised by Charles Babbage. The table of mathematical formulae sometimes called the 'first programme' occurs in her paper about his most ambitious invention, his unbuilt 'Analytical Engine'. Ada Lovelace died at just thirty-six, but her paper still strikes a chord to this day, with clear explanations of the principles of computing, and broader ideas on computer music and artificial intelligence now realised in modern digital computers. Featuring images of the 'first programme' and Lovelace's correspondence, alongside mathematical models, and contemporary illustrations, this book shows how Ada Lovelace, with astonishing prescience, explored key mathematical questions to understand the principles behind modern computing
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
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Hollings, Christopher
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.L72
LC item number
H65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Martin, Ursula
  • Rice, Adrian C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lovelace, Ada King
  • Lovelace, Ada King
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women in computer science
  • Women computer programmers
  • Computer programming
  • Great Britain
Label
Ada Lovelace : the making of a computer scientist, Christopher Hollings, Ursula Martin & Adrian Rice
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Ada Lovelace and the advancement of science -- A mathematical childhood -- Early influences -- Charles Babbage and the thinking machine -- Learning mathematics with Professor De Morgan -- Becoming a mathematician -- The analytical engine -- Mathematical puzzles and speculations -- The final years
Control code
1007310334
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 114 pages
Isbn
9781851244881
Lccn
2018379248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99978174908
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1007310334
Label
Ada Lovelace : the making of a computer scientist, Christopher Hollings, Ursula Martin & Adrian Rice
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Ada Lovelace and the advancement of science -- A mathematical childhood -- Early influences -- Charles Babbage and the thinking machine -- Learning mathematics with Professor De Morgan -- Becoming a mathematician -- The analytical engine -- Mathematical puzzles and speculations -- The final years
Control code
1007310334
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 114 pages
Isbn
9781851244881
Lccn
2018379248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99978174908
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1007310334

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