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The beginnings of the Manchester computer phenomenon: people and influences
  • M. Croarken
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
  • 1 July 1993
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The development of computers at the University of Manchester in the late 1940s is discussed. Expand
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The History of Mathematical Tables
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The history of mathematical tables : from Sumer to spreadsheets
Introduction Table and tabular formatting in Sumer, Babylonia and Assyria, 2500 BCE - 50 CE The making of logarithm tables The computation factory: de Prony's project for making tables in the 1790'sExpand
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The emergence of computing science research and teaching at Cambridge, 1936-49
  • M. Croarken
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
  • 1 October 1992
TLDR
The motivation behind the creation of the Cambridge University Mathematical Laboratory and its original terms of reference are described. Expand
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Early Scientific Computing in Britain
Acknowledgements List of plates Introduction Background: aids to computation The mechanization of computation at the Nautical Almanac Office The Nautical Almanac Office as a computing centre and theExpand
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Tabulating the Heavens: Computing the Nautical Almanac in 18th-Century England
  • M. Croarken
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • IEEE Ann. Hist. Comput.
  • 1 July 2003
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The question of how to accurately find longitude at sea was hotly debated in the mid-1700s. Expand
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Case 5,656: L.J. Comrie and the origins of the scientific computing service ltd.
  • M. Croarken
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
  • 1 October 1999
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Howard Aiken: portrait of a computer pioneer
Inevitably, reading is one of the requirements to be undergone. To improve the performance and quality, someone needs to have something new every day. It will suggest you to have more inspirations,Expand
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Beautiful Numbers: The Rise and Decline of the British Association Mathematical Tables Committee, 1871-1965
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The Mathematical Tables Committee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and latterly of the Royal Society, led British table making activity for nearly a century. Expand
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