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The Resource The computer--from Pascal to von Neumann, Herman H. Goldstine

The computer--from Pascal to von Neumann, Herman H. Goldstine

Label
The computer--from Pascal to von Neumann
Title
The computer--from Pascal to von Neumann
Statement of responsibility
Herman H. Goldstine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 present-day 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
Cataloging source
N$T
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1913-2004
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Goldstine, Herman H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers
  • COMPUTERS
  • SCIENCE
  • Computers
  • Computers
  • Computer
  • Geschichte
  • Rechenmaschine
Label
The computer--from Pascal to von Neumann, Herman H. Goldstine
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The historical background up to World War II -- pt. 2. Wartime developments : ENIAC and EDVAC -- pt. 3. Post-World War II : the von Neumann machine and the institute for advanced study
Control code
ocn724025006
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 378 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400820139
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttrtxs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)724025006
Label
The computer--from Pascal to von Neumann, Herman H. Goldstine
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The historical background up to World War II -- pt. 2. Wartime developments : ENIAC and EDVAC -- pt. 3. Post-World War II : the von Neumann machine and the institute for advanced study
Control code
ocn724025006
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 378 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400820139
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttrtxs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)724025006

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