Annals of the History of Computing

Volume 3 Issue 3 • July-Sept. 1981

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 211
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  • An Editorial Statement

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 212
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  • How Polish Mathematicians Broke the Enigma Cipher

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):213 - 234
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    The paper gives a personal view of work in the Polish Cipher Bureau from 1932 to 1939 as mathematicians worked to decipher the codes of the military version of the Enigma. The author, who was a participant, relates details of the device and the successes and frustrations involved in the work. He also describes mathematical principles that enabled him and his colleagues to break successive versions... View full abstract»

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  • The Scientific Library of Charles Babbage

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):235 - 240
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    In the early nineteenth century, Charles Babbage compiled a large scientific library that included many rare works. This paper describes the history, contents, and present location of the library. The contents are classified under twenty-one headings. View full abstract»

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  • The Early Computers of Konrad Zuse, 1935 to 1945

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):241 - 262
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    This paper examines in detail the early work of Zuse, beginning with his first thoughts on mechanizing calculation in the 1930s and continuing through the completion of his general-purpose relay computer, the Z4, in 1945. The primary objective of this paper is to describe the machines Zuse constructed, but in addition it examines the social, technical, and political milieu in which he carried out ... View full abstract»

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  • The Principles of Large-Scale Computing Machines

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):263 - 273
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    The following paper was one of many seminal works on computing prepared by John von Neumann. This specific paper formed the basis for an article that appears in von Neumann's Collected Works (Vol. V), edited by A. H. Taub and published in 1963 by Pergamon Press. Coauthored by Herman H. Goldstine and von Neumann, the article in the volume is a much expanded version of the following paper. View full abstract»

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  • The NORC and Problems in High-Speed Computing

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):274 - 279
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    It is very fitting that the Annals of the History of Computing should reprint von Neumann's talk, which should help the reader in some small measure to feel and appreciate the brilliance and scope of the man who is now the legendary patron of our field. View full abstract»

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  • Meetings in Retrospect

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):280 - 282
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):283 - 286
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  • News and Notices

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):286 - 287
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 288
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):289 - 302
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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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