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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Magnetic core Hagen, was later a cofounder of Logistics Research, Inc., which
produced the Alwac III-E in the United States ... California, Department of Public
Works patented a magnetic core memory that he developed in his home
Figure 26. Jay Wright Forrester inspecting a plane of magnetic core memory for
use with the Whirlwind in 1953. (MIT Museum) Magnetic disk. See Floppy disk;
Hard disk. Magnetic drum memory A magnetic drum is a memory device
Early main memory was either ultrasonic memory, electrostatic memory, or
magnetic drum memory. Second-generation computers used magnetic core
memory, and now main memory consists of various forms of solid state
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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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