NATS 1700 Lecture Notes - Briey, Jab

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Published on 13 Oct 2012
School
York University
Department
Natural Science
Course
NATS 1700
Early Mechanical Calculator Industry in
Canada
by
Ann Bright and John Alsobright
NATS1700B Paper 1, December 2, 2011
Ann Bright, student number: 2345678, e-mail: ab@somenet.com
John Alsobright, student number: 3456789, e-mail jab@mars.ca
Note on contributions: equal contribution of both authors
Abstract
This paper concerns the early mechanical calculator industry in
Canada. ... Our research documents... and demonstrates that ...
[length of abstract: between 4 and 8 sentences]
1 Introduction
Introduction provides historical background and defines the main problem to
be addressed by the paper. It also describes the objectives to be achieved and
summarizes the main findings. Always begin with background information:
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, mechanical calculators played a signif-
icant role in the modernization of offices of large institutions, organizations,
and businesses in many parts of the world (for more information on this
subject see [1]). While the impact of such calculators on trade, industry, sci-
ence, and governmental agencies in Europe and in the US is well documented,
practically nothing is known about this subject in the Canadian context. To
the best of our knowledge, the history of the mechanical calculator industry
in Canada is not documented in any archival research publications.
...
State the objectives of the research, what do you want to achieve and why
this is important in the context of computing and society:
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Note on contributions: equal contribution of both authors. This paper concerns the early mechanical calculator industry in. Our research documents and demonstrates that [length of abstract: between 4 and 8 sentences] Introduction provides historical background and de nes the main problem to be addressed by the paper. It also describes the objectives to be achieved and summarizes the main ndings. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, mechanical calculators played a signif- icant role in the modernization of o ces of large institutions, organizations, and businesses in many parts of the world (for more information on this subject see [1]). While the impact of such calculators on trade, industry, sci- ence, and governmental agencies in europe and in the us is well documented, practically nothing is known about this subject in the canadian context. To the best of our knowledge, the history of the mechanical calculator industry in canada is not documented in any archival research publications.

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