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The Resource Turing's cathedral : the origins of the digital universe, George Dyson

Turing's cathedral : the origins of the digital universe, George Dyson

Label
Turing's cathedral : the origins of the digital universe
Title
Turing's cathedral
Title remainder
the origins of the digital universe
Statement of responsibility
George Dyson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Recreates the scenes of focused experimentation, mathematical insight, and creative genius that gave us computers, digital television, modern genetics, and models of stellar evolution
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dyson, George
Dewey number
004/.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.17
LC item number
.D97 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Von Neumann, John
  • Turing, Alan Mathison
  • Computers
  • Turing machines
  • Computable functions
  • Random access memory
  • Computer science
Label
Turing's cathedral : the origins of the digital universe, George Dyson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-377) and index
Contents
1953 -- Olden Farm-- Veblen's circle -- Neumann J<U+00d4>anos -- MANIAC -- Fuld -- 6J6 -- V-40 -- Cyclogenesis -- Monte Carlo -- Ulam's demons -- Barricelli's universe -- Turing's cathedral -- Engineer's dreams -- theory of self-reproducing automata -- Mach -- The tale of the big computer -- The thirty-ninth step
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 401 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375422775
Lccn
2011030265
Other control number
9780375422775
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • sky240307230
  • 824196
Label
Turing's cathedral : the origins of the digital universe, George Dyson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-377) and index
Contents
1953 -- Olden Farm-- Veblen's circle -- Neumann J<U+00d4>anos -- MANIAC -- Fuld -- 6J6 -- V-40 -- Cyclogenesis -- Monte Carlo -- Ulam's demons -- Barricelli's universe -- Turing's cathedral -- Engineer's dreams -- theory of self-reproducing automata -- Mach -- The tale of the big computer -- The thirty-ninth step
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 401 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375422775
Lccn
2011030265
Other control number
9780375422775
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • sky240307230
  • 824196

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