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The Resource Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age, James Essinger

Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age, James Essinger

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Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age
Title
Ada's algorithm
Title remainder
how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age
Statement of responsibility
James Essinger
Title variation
Adas algorithm
Title variation remainder
how Lord Byrons daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Behind every great man, there's a great woman; no other adage more aptly describes the relationship between Charles Babbage, the man credited with thinking up the concept of the programmable computer, and mathematician Ada Lovelace, whose contributions, according to Essinger, proved indispensable to Babbage's invention. The Analytical Engine was a series of cogwheels, gear-shafts, camshafts, and power transmission rods controlled by a punch-card system based on the Jacquard loom. Lovelace, the only legitimate child of English poet Lord Byron, wrote extensive notes about the machine, including an algorithm to compute a long sequence of Bernoulli numbers, which some observers now consider to be the world's first computer program
Summary
"Based on ten years of research and filled with fascinating characters and observations of the period, not to mention numerous illustrations, Essinger tells Ada's fascinating story in unprecedented detail to absorbing and inspiring effect"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10360391
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Essinger, James
Dewey number
  • 510.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.L72
LC item number
E87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Lovelace, Ada King
  • Babbage, Charles
  • Women mathematicians
  • Mathematicians
  • Computers
Target audience
adult
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how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age
Label
Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age, James Essinger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-244) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poetic beginnings -- Lord Byron : a scandalous ancestry -- Annabella : Anglo-Saxon attitudes -- The manor of parallelograms -- The art of flying -- Love -- Silken threads -- When Ada met Charles -- The thinking machine -- Kinship -- Mad scientist -- The analytical engine -- The Jacquard loom -- A mind with a view -- Ada's offer to Babbage -- The Enchantress of Number -- A horrible death -- Redemption
Control code
1054490
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9781612194080
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014021837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781612194080
  • (OCoLC)884439697
Label
Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age, James Essinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poetic beginnings -- Lord Byron : a scandalous ancestry -- Annabella : Anglo-Saxon attitudes -- The manor of parallelograms -- The art of flying -- Love -- Silken threads -- When Ada met Charles -- The thinking machine -- Kinship -- Mad scientist -- The analytical engine -- The Jacquard loom -- A mind with a view -- Ada's offer to Babbage -- The Enchantress of Number -- A horrible death -- Redemption
Control code
1054490
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9781612194080
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014021837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781612194080
  • (OCoLC)884439697

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