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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 4 • Date Oct.-Dec. 1986

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 323
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  • Origins and Development of Nomography

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):324 - 333
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    Early developments that preceded nomography are cited, and the development of the subject is examined in outline. The special problem of nomograms in three variables is considered in a general way. Uses of nomography, both old and recent, are given. The tone is intended to be descriptive, not technical, but references are provided so that the interested reader can investigate the subject further. View full abstract»

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  • Alwin Walther, IPM, and the Development of Calculator/Computer Technology in Germany, 1930-1945

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):334 - 350
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    The article discusses the work of the lnstitut für Praktische Mathematik (IPM) at the Technische Hochschule in Darmstadt, Germany, from 1930 to 1945, and how Alwin Walther (1898-1967) guided IPM in developing calculator and computer technology during that period. View full abstract»

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  • International Diffusion of Computer Technology, 1945-1955

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):351 - 360
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    The article surveys the international diffusion of computer technology between 1945 and 1955. It lists early computers and their sponsoring organizations, compares scientific and commercial styles of development, and describes the mechanisms for technology transfer across national boundaries. Suggestions are offered for further research on computing and international technology transfer in the twe... View full abstract»

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  • Clifford Edward Berry, 1918-1963: His Role in Early Computers

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):361 - 369
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    The author describes Clifford E. Berry role in early computing from her perspective. Berry was the co-inventor, along with J.V. Atanasoff, of the first digital Computer. View full abstract»

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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):370 - 373
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):373 - 377
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1986
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  • Notices

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):377 - 379
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):380 - 383
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  • Referees

    Publication Year: 1986
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  • Index to Volume 8, 1986

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):385 - 397
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Aims & Scope

From the analytical engine to the supercomputer, from Pascal to von Neumann, from punched cards to CD-ROMs -- Annals of the History of Computing covers the breadth of computer history.

 

This Periodical ceased publication in 1991. The current retitled publication is IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.

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