Gerard O'Regan's A Brief History of Computing PDF

By Gerard O'Regan

This full of life and engaging textual content strains the foremost advancements in computation – from 3000 B.C. to the current day – in an easy-to-follow and concise demeanour. subject matters and lines: perfect for self-study, providing many pedagogical positive factors akin to chapter-opening key issues, bankruptcy introductions and summaries, workouts, and a thesaurus; offers exact info on significant figures in computing, resembling Boole, Babbage, Shannon, Turing, Zuse and Von Neumann; studies the historical past of software program engineering and of programming languages, together with syntax and semantics; discusses the development of man-made intelligence, with extension to such key disciplines as philosophy, psychology, linguistics, neural networks and cybernetics; examines the effect on society of the advent of the non-public laptop, the realm large net, and the improvement of cellular phone expertise; follows the evolution of a few significant expertise businesses, together with IBM, Microsoft and Apple.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Brief History of Computing PDF

Similar history & philosophy on science & nature books

Download PDF by Massimo Pigliucci,Jonathan Kaplan: Making Sense of Evolution: The Conceptual Foundations of

Making feel of Evolution explores modern evolutionary biology, targeting the weather of theories—selection, variation, and species—that are advanced and open to a number of attainable interpretations, lots of that are incompatible with each other and with different accredited practices within the self-discipline.

Suzanne Bourgeois's Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of Its Founders PDF

This paintings is a private account of the origins and early years of the Salk Institute for organic experiences. Bourgeois crafts an interesting examine that attracts on her involvement with the Institute and on comparable data, interviews, and casual conversations. the quantity discusses the folks who based the Institute and equipped a house for popular research—leading scientists of the time in addition to non-scientists of stature in finance, politics, philanthropy, publishing, and the arts.

Download e-book for iPad: The Reign of Relativity: Philosophy in Physics 1915-1925 by Thomas Ryckman

Universally well-known as bringing a couple of progressive transformation of the notions of house, time, and movement in physics, Einstein's idea of gravitation, often called "general relativity," was once additionally a defining occasion for twentieth century philosophy of technology. throughout the decisive first ten years of the theory's lifestyles, major traits ruled its philosophical reception.

Randell Mills and the Search for Hydrino Energy by Brett Holverstott,Matt Schmidt,Kert Davies PDF

In 1991, while Randell turbines proposed a brand new technique to extract power from hydrogen, few believed it attainable. It took 25 years of analysis to discover a brand new box of chemistry made attainable by way of a brand new form of atom: the hydrino. Now, generators and his corporation exceptional mild energy stand near to commercializing an explosive new strength resource that may convey an finish to the period of fossil fuels.

Additional info for A Brief History of Computing

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Brief History of Computing by Gerard O'Regan


by Michael
4.4

Rated 5.00 of 5 – based on 6 votes