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Author Collier, Bruce.

Title Charles Babbage : And the Engines of Perfection
Published Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (128 pages)
Series Oxford Portraits in Science Ser
Oxford Portraits in Science Ser
Summary Charles Babbage, the grandfather of the modern computer, did not live to see even one of his calculating machines at work. A dazzling genius with vision extending far beyond the limitations of the Victorian age, Babbage successfully calculated a table of logarithms during his years atCambridge University, allowing mathematical calculations to be executed with extreme precision. Only the possibility of human error prevented complete accuracy, and Babbage understood that the only way to attain perfection is to leave the human mind entirely out of the equation. He devoted most ofhis life and spen
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Form Electronic book
Author Gingerich, Owen.
MacLachlan, James
ISBN 0198025084