Digital Computers in Action by A. D. Booth and F. H. George (Auth.)

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4. BOOTH, A. D . and BRITTEN, K. H. , Coding for ARC, Princeton (1947), p. 20. HODGKIN, D . C. et al, Nature (London) 174, 1169 (1954). KENDREW, J. C. et al, Computing Methods and the Phase Problem in X-ray Crystal Analysis, Pergamon (1961), p . 236. VON NEUMANN, J. , 13, 145 (1959). 5. PASTA, J. R. C, 6. THOMPSON, P. D . The Computing Laboratory in the University, Univ. of Wisconsin Press (1957), p. 27. WOLFF, P. M. Computer Applications, I960, Macmillan, New York (1961), p. 91. 7. 8. 13, 1 (1959).

GOODMAN, H. , Nature, 190, 840 (1961). BOOTH, K. H. C. 8, 184 (1954). SWIFT, J. C. 14, 90 (1960). C. 14, 104 (1960). 13. 19. SALZER, H. E. C. 12, 141 (1958). YAMABE, H. C. 15, 250 (1961). " and gave the reply "Because they are there". Roughly the same reply might have been given by early com› puter designers who evolved the first machines largely from a philosophical interest in seeing how far a machine could replace the human brain. Despite this philosophical justification it is nevertheless true that the first machines of the 1940’s were designed for specific tasks.

16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. BROWN, G. E. D. , Proc. Roy. Soc. A, 234, 387 (1956). , Chem. Eng. , 10, 202 (1959). DRANOFF, J. , 15, 403 (1961). WORSLEY, B. , 9, 112 (1955). HOLLADAY, J. C. Computer Applications, 1960, Macmillan (New York) (1961), p. 112. BOOTH, A. D . In Spectroscopy, Ed. M. J. Wells, The Inst. of Petroleum, London 1962, pp. 241-245. HARLOW, F . H. / . Assoc. Comp. , 4, 137 (1957). KOLSKY, H. , See ref. (6), p. 51. CLIPPINGER, R. , 3, 206 (1948). 6 - The Computer in Engineering AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING THE development of aircraft at a comparatively late point in the history of science and technology was due not only to the acci› dental element determining the date of any technological dis› covery, but also to the fact that prime movers of sufficiently high power-to-weight ratio had not been produced until the beginning of the twentieth century.

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