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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 3 • Date July-Sept. 1984

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1984 , Page(s): 227 - 228
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  • A Note on Our Fifth Anniversary

    Publication Year: 1984 , Page(s): 228
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  • Advent of Electronic Digital Computing

    Publication Year: 1984 , Page(s): 229 - 282
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    The author touches on the nebulous beginnings of his interest in computing, and how, when specific problems arose, the computers of the day were used and analyzed. The first choice he made was between analog and digital computers. After study, digital computers seemed better for most purposes, but no computer in existence met his requirements. Thus he was led to a more exact study of the logic of ... View full abstract»

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  • The Discovery of Linear Programming

    Publication Year: 1984 , Page(s): 283 - 295
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    Around 1940, linear programming was an idea whose time had come. Accordingly, it was discovered three times, independently, between 1939 and 1947, but each time in a somewhat different form dictated by the special circumstances of that discovery. The first discovery was by L. V. Kantorovich, a Soviet citizen, the second was by T. C. Koopmans, Dutch, and the third by G. B. Dantzig, American. The th... View full abstract»

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  • History of Mathematical Programming Systems

    Publication Year: 1984 , Page(s): 296 - 312
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    The systematic development of practical computing methods for linear programming (LP) began in 1952 at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, under the direction of George B. Dantzig. The author worked intensively on this project there until late 1956, by which time great progress had been made on first-generation computers. The work continued at CEIR, Inc., in Washington for some years and later i... View full abstract»

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  • Meetings in Retrospect

    Publication Year: 1984 , Page(s): 313 - 315
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1984 , Page(s): 316
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  • News and Notices

    Publication Year: 1984 , Page(s): 316
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1984 , Page(s): 317
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1984 , Page(s): 319 - 325
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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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