Computers-Work in progress.

Abstract

The history of computers, particularly digital ones, dates from the first quarter of the 17th century (see ref. 1 for review). The first known machine was built by Wilhelm Schickard, a professor at Tuibingen and a friend of Kepler's. Interestingly, this occurred at the same time that Napier invented logarithms. The device was built, but it, as well as the… (More)

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