Milestones in Computer Science and Information Technology
Greenwood Press, 2003 - 380 oldal
Using the same approach as the popular "Milestones in Science and Technology" and "Milestones in Health and Medicine," this unique reference features more than 600 concise entries describing the most significant advances in the field of computer science and information technology. Arranged in a convenient A-to-Z format, entries explain topics in a wide variety of categories, including hardware, software, theory, mathematics, programming, languages, memory, architecture, applications, and graphics.
Each entry presents a history of the topic's milestones, describes its current status, and recommends a source for additional research. Entries link key developments and discoveries to notable researchers and companies, from the famous figures like Alan Turing and Bill Gates to lesser-known names like Gordon Moore and Zuse. More than 30 illustrations, helpful cross-references, four indexes, and selected sources for additional reading help users navigate this reference and supplement their research. Whether you're researching cutting-edge technologies such as MP3, data encryption, and Beowulf clusters, or historical topics like Fortran, Packard Bell, and the Alto computer, students from high school and college, scholars, and the general public can easily find the facts and dates surrounding the most significant developments in the history of computing.
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EDSAC COMPUTERS The EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic
Calculator) was, despite its name, a digital computer built in England during the
late 1940s at the University (of Cambridge) Mathematical Laboratory (UML). The
EDSAC was a serial binary computer with an ultrasonic memory. ... EDSAC 2,
which began operation early in 1958, the same year that the original EDSAC
ceased operation, was a vacuum tube computer designed by the same team that
... 1677] Calculus Bartik, Jean Jennings (U.S.) [1924- ] ENIAC Barton, Robert S. (
U.S.) [1925- ] Burroughs B5000 series Barton, Sidney A. (England) EDSAC
Basov, Nikolai Gennadiyevich (Russia) [1922- ] Laser Bastian, Bruce Wayne (VS.
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In the preface of his latest endeavor, which sits somewhere between an encyclopedia and a dictionary, Reilly (computer science, emeritus, SUNY at Buffalo; Encyclopedia of Computer Science) states that ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
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