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Proposed electronic calculator (1945)

Alan M. Turing

in Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780198565932
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191714016 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.003.0021
Proposed electronic calculator (1945)

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This chapter presents Alan M. Turing's report, ‘Proposed Electronic Calculator’. The report was submitted to the Executive Committee of the National Physical Laboratory in February 1946, under the description ‘Report by Dr. A. M. Turing on Proposals for the Development of an Automatic Computing Engine (ACE)’. The design set out in ‘Proposed Electronic Calculator’ was the basis for all the ACE computers.

Keywords: Alan M. Turing; calculator; National Physics Laboratory; ACE computer

Chapter.  24770 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Mathematics

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