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Computers: Thier Operation and Applications, Berkeley, Edmund Callis and Lawrence Wainright
1 Berkeley, Edmund Callis and Lawrence Wainright
Computers: Thier Operation and Applications
New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation: 1958: Fifth Printing: Hard Cover: Good: Good: Light shelf wear, foxing to the top-edge of the page block. Previous owner name and address on the front free endpaper. One chapter has a paper clip mark and some pencil underlining. The dust jacket has light edge wear and some chipping at the spine ends. 366 pages, illustrated. A mid-century look at the emerging world of computers, the purpose of which is to present basic information about computers, especially automatic computers. New information since its predecessor, Giant Brains or Machines that Think (1949), is presented throughout the text. Chapters, or Sections, include the following: SECTION I - Machines that Handle Information, SECTION II. Automatic Digital Computing Machines, SECTION III. Automatic Analog Machines, SECTION IV. Other Types of Automatic Computing Machines, SECTION V. Miniature Computers and their Use in Training, SECTION VI. Some Large-Scale Automatic Digital Computers, SECTION VII. Applications of Automatic Computing Machines (scientific, laboratories, government, military installations and many business markets), and SECTION VIII. Miscellaneous (References, Roster of Organizations Making Automatic Computing Machines, Roster of Automatic Computing Services, Glossary of Terms and Expressions, and Index. Section I offers an interesting and now historical, six-page listing of automatic computers, with their manufacturer and location of the computer, from ABC (Automatic Binary Computer, Air Force Cambridge Research Center in Massachusetts) to Zuse Model IV / Konrad G. Zuse (Neukirchen, Germany, located at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich). Section V discusses (with photos) Simon, the miniature automatic digital computer first constructed in 1950 and capable, at the time of publication, of dealing with numbers up to 255 and performing some nine reasonable operations, diagrams for which are included.: 08510: 
Price: 45.00 USD
 



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