Aiken and IBM

  title={Aiken and IBM},
  author={Howard H. Aiken and Grace M. Hopper and Wallace John Eckert and J. W. Sheldon and Liston Tatum},
  • Howard H. Aiken, Howard H. Aiken, +3 authors Liston Tatum
  • Published 1973
  • In 1937 Howard Aiken, an Instructor in the Department of Physics at Harvard, faced in his thesis studies by differential equations that could not be solved analytically and whose numerical solution involved vast labour, started to plan an automatic computing machine. Aiken’s original proposal, which is reprinted on pages 191–197 is notable for the direct evidence it gives of the extent to which he was knowledgeable about, and consciously influenced by, the pioneers of digital calculating… CONTINUE READING

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