The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator I, II, and III
The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator I, II, and III
The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator I, II, and III
Women in Science

The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator I, II, and III

New York: American Institute of Electrical Engineers 1946. First Edition. 303-600, 403-860 pages plus issue title pages and front matter. Blue buckram cloth. 8 1/2 x 11. A bound ex-library copy of the scientific journal Electrical Engineering covering July to December, 1946. First portion contains Issues July, Aug/Sept, Nov, and December of the Journal. The second portion contains the "Transactions Section" covering the transactions of the AIEE during this period. July and November front wrappers bound in, occasional library stamps and remnants of checkout "pocket" on rear pastedown. The three part article offered here on pages 384-91, 449-54, 522-28 of the Journal portion is bright and clean. Articles are in fine condition. Very Good. Cloth. [26878]


Contains "a three part article on the Mark I, based largely on Aiken and Hopper's Manual of Operation for the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (see [Origins of Cyberspace] No 411). Although Hopper's name appears second, she was the primary author. The article begins with a brief history of computing instruments." The Automatic Sequence Controlled calculator was also known as the Mark I. "The electromechanical Harvard Mark I was the first programmable calculating machine to actually produce mathematical tables, fulfilling the dream of Charles Babbage originally set out in print in 1822..." Grace Hopper was one of a few prominent women working in computers at the time - she was chief programmer for the Mark I. (Origins of Cyberspace 411 & 412)

Note: Origins of Cyberspace incorrectly records the page numbers for the second part as 445-54.

Price: $1,500.00