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The centralization of scientific computation in Britain, 1925-1955

  title={The centralization of scientific computation in Britain, 1925-1955},
  author={M. Croarken},
  • M. Croarken
  • Published 1985
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • This study examines the organization of scientific computation in Britain over the period 1925-1955. At the beginning of the twentieth century most scientific computation was performed by individuals using logarithm tables and slide rules. By the late 1920s desk calculators and accounting machines had become common computing tools. This thesis looks at the adoption of mechanized computing methods by scientists and traces the centralization of computing effort which subsequently took place… CONTINUE READING
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