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Turing and the computer

B. Jack Copeland and Diane Proudfoot

in Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine: The Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565932
eISBN:
9780191714016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses Turing's contributions to the field of computing. Topics covered include the Turing machine, cryptanalytic machines, the ACE and the EDVAC, the Manchester computer, artificial ... More


Pure Mathematics

E. Brian Davies

in Science in the Looking Glass: What Do Scientists Really Know?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199219186
eISBN:
9780191711695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219186.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter seeks to demolish the myth that mathematics is uniquely free of controversy, and therefore a guaranteed source of objective and eternal knowledge. Topics discussed include the origins of ... More


Comparative Entrepreneurship

D. Hugh Whittaker

in Comparative Entrepreneurship: The UK, Japan, and the Shadow of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563661
eISBN:
9780191701887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563661.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

Although much of the twentieth century was dominated by large firms and organized capitalism, the last few decades of this century experienced a shift from ‘managed’ to ‘entrepreneurial’ economies. ... More


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