Essays Tagged: "Difference engine"

Charles Babbage

s convinced that it was possible to construct a machine that would be able to compute by successive differences and to even print out the results. (He conceived of this 50 years before type-setting ma ... Humphrey Davy, proposing and explaining his ideas behind constructing a calculating machine, or the Difference Engine, as he would call it. A 12-man committee considered Babbage's appeal for funds for ...

(3 pages) 72 0 4.8 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science


rther development to the work of Charles Babbage who designed a mechanical calculating machine, the Difference Engine, which he never managed to construct The Difference Engine, was given such a name ... ch a name because they were designed to compute tables of numbers according to the method of finite differences. His vision was never recognized in his lifetime, although today it represents the basis ...

(10 pages) 125 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking

Development of Computers and Technology

proved significantly until a person named Charles Babbage came along, who made a machine called the difference engine. It is for this, that Babbage is known as the "Father of the Computer.'Born in Eng ... machine could be built to solve polynomial equations more easily and accurately by calculating the differences between them. The model of this was named the Difference Engine. The model was so well r ...

(14 pages) 360 0 3.5 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

A comprehensive look at the development of the computer programming language, focusing partially on C++.

ters rely on gears and wires to operate.) The first electro-mechanical programming language was the difference engine, developed by Charles Babbage in 1822. His engine executed tasks by changing the g ... benefits. Nonetheless, today's critical systems are still coded in low-level languages." Babbage's difference engine and ENIAC were both low-level languages. The next type of language created was the ...

(8 pages) 266 1 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Programming Languages

The History of the CPU

the creation of Napier's Bones, Blaise Pascal's digital adding machinein 1642, or Charles Babbage's Difference Engine and Analytical Engine in the early1820s - 1830s, the patent of the vacuum tube by ... as a true 16-bitprocessor. The 8088 was, for all practical purposes, identical to the 8086. The onlydifference was that it handled it's address lines differently than the 8086. This chip waschosen for ...

(12 pages) 110 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Essay on the fathers of modern computing, Charles Babbage and George Boole. Five pages long, prof. loved it.

e classmates, Robert Woodhouse, Sir John Herschel, and George Peacock. In 1821 Babbage invented the Difference Engine to compile astronomical tables. While in the process of building it in 1832, he co ... ly responsible for the conception of modern computing as we know it today. Charles Babbage's difference and analytic machines were not only sophisticated arithmetic machines, but barometers of ...

(5 pages) 56 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

The History Of The Calculator

n-tooth wheel you would be given your answer.One of the largest advancement in calculators was the "Difference Engine". Truly thought up by J.H. Muler and later built by Charles Babbage in 1822. This ... Babbage's time, this was truly the biggest advancement in calculators the world had yet seen. The "Difference Engine" was also one of the reasons we have computers today due to its ability to do auto ...

(4 pages) 44 1 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Intel and the Microprocessor

Charles Babbage: a Victorian engineer, mathematician and philosopher.Babbage designed: The Difference Engine: This was a device to calculate navigational tables, which were so important at th ...

(3 pages) 48 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

History of computers

g quest for a programmable machine. Although Babbage was a poor communicator and record-keeper, his difference engine is sufficiently developed by 1842 that Ada Lovelace uses it to mechanically transl ...

(7 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Investigation into the Father of Computing Charles Babbage

in developing and calculating numerical tables. This he began in 1822 with what he called his ‘Difference Engine’, “made to compute values of polynomial functions” , and “unli ... of polynomial functions” , and “unlike similar efforts of the time, Babbage’s ‘Difference Engine’ was created to calculate a series of values automatically’” . Howe ...

(5 pages) 1681 0 0.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science