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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 3 • Date July-Sept. 1988

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 157 - 158
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  • Charles Babbage's Table of Logarithms (1827)

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 159 - 169
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    In 1827 Charles Babbage published his Table of Logarithms of the Natural Numbers, from 1 to 108,000. His logarithms were generally considered to be the most accurate in his day and were reprinted on numerous occasions, well into the 20th century. This paper describes Babbage's motivation for producing the tables, and the measures taken to ensure their accuracy. An assessment is given of Babbage's contribution to the art of table making. View full abstract»

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  • Babbage and Aiken

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 171 - 193
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    Because Howard H. Aiken expressed such an admiration for the ideas of Charles Babbage, the machine he conceived - brought into being through the engineering talents of IBM (the Mark I or ASCC) - is often cited as an example of Babbage's dream come true. This article explores the depth and extent of Aiken's knowledge of Babbage's ideas, the stage of his own thinking when he first encountered Babbage's writings, and the way in which he found out about Babbage. View full abstract»

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  • Happenings

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 195 - 209
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 209 - 234
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 209 - 215
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  • Biographies

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 216 - 218
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 218 - 221
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 221 - 233
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  • Errata

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 234
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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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