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Author Goldstine, Herman H. (Herman Heine), 1913-2004,
Title The computer--from Pascal to von Neumann / Herman H. Goldstine.
Imprint Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1993.
1993

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Author Goldstine, Herman H. (Herman Heine), 1913-2004,
Subject Computers -- History.
Description 1 online resource (x, 378 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents pt. 1. The historical background up to World War II -- pt. 2. Wartime developments : ENIAC and EDVAC -- pt. 3. Post-World War II : the von Neumann machine and the institute for advanced study.
Summary In 1942, Lt. Herman H. Goldstine, a former mathematics professor, was stationed at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. It was there that he assisted in the creation of the ENIAC, the first electronic digital computer. The ENIAC was operational in 1945, but plans for a new computer were already underway. The principal source of ideas for the new computer was John von Neumann, who became Goldstine's chief collaborator. Together they developed EDVAC, successor to ENIAC. After World War II, at the Institute for Advanced Study, they built what was to become the prototype of the present-day computer. Herman Goldstine writes as both historian and scientist in this first examination of the development of computing machinery, from the seventeenth century through the early 1950s. His personal involvement lends a special authenticity to his narrative, as he sprinkles anecdotes and stories liberally through his text.
Note English.
ISBN 9781400820139 (electronic bk.)
1400820138 (electronic bk.)
0691023670
9780691023670
0691081042
9780691081045
1283100304
9781283100304
9786613100306
6613100307
OCLC # 724025006
Additional Format Print version: Goldstine, Herman H. (Herman Heine), 1913-2004. Computer--from Pascal to von Neumann. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1993] 0691023670 (DLC) 93227017 (OCoLC)29847886


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