By Jeffrey R. Yost

An important contribution to the examine of the heritage of pcs, this paintings identifies the computer's impression at the actual, organic, cognitive, and scientific sciences. References primary to the understudied quarter of the historical past of medical computing additionally rfile the numerous position of the sciences in assisting to form the advance of laptop know-how. extra largely, the various assets on medical computing support reveal how the pc was once the main major clinical device of the 20 th century.

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Krumbein, W. C. " In Daniel F. Merriam, ed. Computer Applications in the Earth Sciences (New York: Plenum Press, 1969): 251-276. This article serves as a conclusion to the book. It provides a brief general survey of past use of digital computers in geology and also comments upon and categorizes a number of the papers presented at this International Symposium. 131. Kruskal, Martin D. " in International Business Machines. Proceedings of the IBM Scientific Computing Symposium on Large-Scale Problems in Physics (New York: IBM Data Processing Division, 1965): 43-64.

Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1969). Provides basic institutional history on many of the major programming languages of the late 1950s and 1960s, including some, like FORTRAN, that were primarily used in scientific computing. 58. Smith, Frederick G. Geological Data Processing Using Fortran IV (New York: Harper & Row, 1966). Canadian geochemist Frederick Smith's early and important textbook on use of FORTRAN IV in data processing for geology.

W. Peikert, 151; David M. Raup, 152; and E. H. T. ) 48. , eds. A History of Computing in the Twentieth Century: A Collection of Papers (New York: Academic Press, 1980). An excellent source of information on early scientific computing at a number of the most prominent university research centers, government laboratories, and computer firms, including Harvard University, Princeton University's Institute for Advanced Study, MIT, Argonne National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the National Physical Laboratory, IBM, and ERA, among others.

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