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NATS 1700 Lecture Notes - Edvac, Vacuum Tube, Analytical Engine


Department
Natural Science
Course Code
NATS 1700
Professor
Dov Lungu

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NATS PP1 SUMMARY
1. Babbage
Analytic engine
Steam
Straight calculations
Difference engine
Steam
Computer
Calculations of complexity
2. Berry
Modern computer
Non programable
Calculations
Binary / electronic / digital
Punch cards
3. Mauchly and John - ENIAC (efficient, multipurpose, programable)
Vacuum tubes
Programable
Punch cards
Binary / electronic / digital
Fastest of its time
Made from war effort
Post war effort ---weather and calculator
4. Neumann - EDVAC
Memory
Calculator
Control unit
Input/output
Stored unit
Digital / binary / electronic
5. Mike Wilker - EDSAC
Vacuum tubes
Punch paper tape
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