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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


Max Newman—Mathematician, Codebreaker, and Computer Pioneer

William Newman

in Colossus: The secrets of Bletchley Park's code-breaking computers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780192840554
eISBN:
9780191917936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192840554.003.0023
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Like many British children in my age g­roup I can pinpoint my first memory of my father to the particular day when he and I were reunited after being ... More


From Hut 8 to the Newmanry

Irving John ( Jack) Good

in Colossus: The secrets of Bletchley Park's code-breaking computers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780192840554
eISBN:
9780191917936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192840554.003.0025
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

During the Second World War the Germans used two kinds of high-grade cryptographic system: Enigma, and what we called ‘Fish’. There were two forms of Fish. ... More


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