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1-1 Development of Computers

1-1 Development of Computers

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History
 
of 
 
Computing 2/17/20101
Chapter
 
1
1DEVELOPMENT
 
OF
 
COMPUTERS
“Human
 
Computers”
Æ
The
 
first
 
computers
 
were
 
people!
Æ
Typical
 
computer
 
operation
"History
 
of 
 
Computing"
 
Engr.
 
Catherine
 
Lalap
Addawe
 
History
 
of 
 
Computing 2/17/20102
Abacus
• ~300BC
 
(Babylonians);
 
1200’s
 
AD
 
(China)
 
“calculus”=pebbles
 
ount ng
 
oar
The
 
Abacus
 
Today:
A
 
store
 
clerk
 
in
 
Beijing,
 
China
 
uses
 
the
 
abacus
 
to
 
settle
 
accounts.
 
(Sep.
 
1997,
 
courtesy
 
Peter
 
Wouda)
 
http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~elf/abacus/images/china3tn.gif "History
 
of 
 
Computing"
 
Engr.
 
Catherine
 
Lalap
Addawe
 
History
 
of 
 
Computing 2/17/20103
of Cambrid e
Slide
 
Rule
• 1622
 
Facilitates such calculations as division,multiplication, finding roots and findinglogarithms
Most commonly used calculation tool inscience and engineering before theadvent of the pocket calculator
Still in use in the 1960s by NASAengineers
 – 
Mercury, Gemini, Apollo programs
"History
 
of 
 
Computing"
 
Engr.
 
Catherine
 
Lalap
Addawe
German
 
Professor
st
Schickard’s Calculating
 
Clock
• 1623
 
 
calculator
(+)
 
add(
)
 
subtract(*)
 
multiply(/)
 
divide
"History
 
of 
 
Computing"
 
Engr.
 
Catherine
 
Lalap
Addawe

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