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Computers and automata

Shannon, Claude

Publication Date: 1953
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Shannon, Claude E. (1916-2001). (1) Computers and automata. In: Institute of Radio Engineers. Proceedings of the I.R.E. Vol. 41, no. 10 (October 1953) : 1234-41. (2) (with Edward F. Moore) Machine aid for switching circuit design. In ibid.: 1348-51. (3) Hopper, Grace M. (1906-92) and Mauchly, John (1907-80). Influence of programming techniques on the design of computers. In ibid.: Whole number, 4to. 273 x 209 mm. Bound with Vol. 41, nos. 7-9, 11-12 in library buckram. Harvard University library bookplate and discard stamp. Very good. (1) First Edition. Shannon's review of developments in the field of automata and non-numerical computation includes descriptions of logic machines, game-playing machines, learning machines, Turing's formulation of computing machines or universal machines, and von Neumann's models of self-reproducing automata. Shannon's work on automata from this period is especially significant not only for his own contributions, but because his work stimulated the imagination of Marvin Minsky and John McCarthy, who developed the field of artificial intelligence. Origins of Cyberspace 885. From Gutenberg to the Internet 11.4. (2) First Edition. Describes the first "verification" machine, designed to verify whether a circuit satisfies given logical specifications and also to make a systematic attempt to reduce the circuit to simplest form. Origins of Cyberspace 886. (3) First Edition. A discussion of how advances in programming technique, such as the development of subroutines and pseudocodes, could influence the design of future computers. The authors refer to Remington Rand's UNIVAC I computer, of which Mauchly was the co-developer with Pres Eckert, and Hopper a primary designer of its software. Origins of Cyberspace 664. Vol. 41, no. 10 of the IRE Proceedings, designated the "Computer issue" (Origins of Cyberspace 675) contains forty-one papers on the subject of electronic computers, the most significant of which are noticed in Origins of Cyberspace; see nos. 508, 513, 626, 641, 672, 871. 38411. Bookseller Inventory # 38411

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Title: Computers and automata

Publication Date: 1953

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