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  • The ENIAC Project: Its Significance in Computer Science and Society

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    The ENIAC Project: Its Significance in Computer Science and Society “…With the advent of everyday use of elaborate calculations, speed has become paramount to such a high degree that there is no machine on the market today capable of satisfying the full demand of modern computational methods. The most advanced machines have greatly reduced the time required for arriving at solutions to problems which might have required months or days by older procedures. This advance, however, is not adequate

  • History Of The ENIAC

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    The ENIAC ENIAC stands for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. It was introduced on February 15, 1946 and was the very first digital and electronically run computer. It was created in the United States at the University of Pennsylvania and its original purpose was to calculate artillery firing tables during World War 2. The ENIAC weighed 30 tons and filled up an entire extremely large room with its many parts. Its complexity was prominent, containing approximately 18,000 vacuum tubes, 70

  • Jean Bartik ( 1994-2011 ) Journey Towards Computer Programming And His Great Contributions

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    Abstract This research paper mainly focuses on Jean Bartik (1994-2011) journey towards computer programming and her great contributions, works and her experience from the work to this computer world. Introduction [1] Jean Bartik, Born on 1924 in Missouri and named as Betty Jean Jennings. As all her family members were professionally teachers she is good at education and she opted for mathematics as a major from Northwest Missouri State Teachers college. At that time she was only

  • The Innovative Rise And Effects Of Computer Corporations

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    article “ENIAC” from World of Inventions, the first computer that required the use of electricity was called ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) and it was designed by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly during World War II (“ENIAC”). Eckert and Mauchly’s ENIAC “contained 18,000 vacuum tubes and required 160,000 watts of power. It weighed thirty tons, and took up over 1,500 square feet” (“ENIAC”). In “The Development of Computer Assisted Mathematics” in Science and Its Times, ENIAC was

  • What is a Computer?

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    What is a computer? When trying to explain the computer to my grandparents I realizing just how complicated it is Explaining what it is and why it’s so powerful, the differences between data and information and how the computer knows what to do. First what is a computer? A computer is a general purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a set of arithmetic or logical operations. Since a sequence of operations can be readily changed, the computer can solve more than one kind of problem. Conventionally

  • Encrypting Machines During World War Two

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    During World War 2 was a time of devastation. It was also a great time of innovation. One of the greatest innovations was the beginning of modern computing. During World War 2 encryption was each army’s main way of keeping war plans secure. One of the most famous encrypting machines was named the Enigma. The Enigma was a machine that took input from one side; encrypts it and sends the message to another operator who then translates it using a code book (Gladwin). Using this machine, the German’s

  • Contributors to the Invention of the Digital Computer and Its Effects on History

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    During the mid-twentieth century many inventions were created in America. The 1900s included important inventions such as the airplane and telephone. Along with this time of innovation and invention came World War II, a large impetus to create something new. The digital computer was just one of these many inventions. The digital computer was invented in around 1940, right within the World War II time period. George Stibitz was recognized as the father of the invention although there were many steps

  • Technology at Its Roots: The Evolution of the Computer

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    Instead, the ENIAC was put to use performing calculations for the hydrogen bomb, weather predictions, cosmic-ray analysis, thermal ignition, random number generation and wind-tunnel design ("Computing" 28). The ENIAC was the first multi-use computer that inspired thousands to think of new ways to invent and use these electric behemoths. Operating the ENIAC was no easy feat either! In order for the ENIAC to run all these tasks, it had to be "programmed" to

  • Technological Influences on Early Science Fiction

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    three to seven, including astrogators (to plot the course through the stars), chartsmen (to interpret the charted course into binary) and computermen (to input the binary into the computer). This resembles the team of six women employed to program ENIAC. It is clear that Heinlein drew upon the computers of his time as a model for the ship's computer. Where Heinlein merely transposes existing technologies, Murray Leinster uses it as a starting point for extrapolation. The future technology of the

  • Analysis Of The Article ' History Of Technology ' By Robert Angus Buchanan

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    As explained in the Youtube video ENIAC - Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer “ One computer could perform 5000 additions and 1000 multiplications per second” Using vacuum tubes to transfer information it took a whole team of engineers and specialist just to keep the thing working. Costing a whopping $500,000 and weighing 30 tons the ENIAC was a very bulky and awkward invention, but due to its success to complete calculations at a