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The story of how Charles Babbage came to invent the world's first computer, which illuminates his scientific ingenuity, and demonstrates the widespread resistance to his work in 19th century England. 16pp b/w illus.

Synopsis:

In 1821, Charles Babbage set upon building a machine that would carry out complex mathematical calculations without human intervention. The only technology to which he had access for this was the cogwheel escapement found in clocks. This is the story of his lifelong bid to construct his machine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780349112398
Author:
SWADE, DORON
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
N
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20010802
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
198 x 126 in.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » Technology

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Product details 352 pages Libri - English 9780349112398 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 1821, Charles Babbage set upon building a machine that would carry out complex mathematical calculations without human intervention. The only technology to which he had access for this was the cogwheel escapement found in clocks. This is the story of his lifelong bid to construct his machine.
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