The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer

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The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer - Swade, Doron

In 1821, Charles Babbage was reviewing a set of mathematical tables with a colleague in preparation for a scientific presentation when, after finding a wealth of errors, he exclaimed in frustration, "I wish to God these calculations had been executed by steam!" With this outburst, Babbage began to envision an end to human errors in the numerical ... Read More

The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer 2002, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780142001448

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The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer 2001, Penguin Putnam

ISBN-13: 9780670910205

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