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The Universal History of Computing: from the Abacu s to the Quantum Computer

The Universal History of Computing: from the Abacu s to the Quantum Computer

From the Abacus to the Quantum Computer

by Georges Ifrah
Hardback
Publication Date: 15/08/2001
  $38.95
The fascinating follow-up to the bestselling The Universal History of Numbers Picking up where his highly acclaimed The Universal History of Numbers left off, Georges Ifrah continues his exhilarating exploration into the world of numbers. The fascinating result, The Universal History of Computing, traces the progress of computing from the revolutionary invention of the abacus to the invention of the binary system three centuries ago and the earliest computer that followed. In this engaging but no less learned read, he covers such hot topics as numerical codes and the recent discovery of new kinds of number systems, such as "surreal" numbers. Overall, Ifrah shows us how far we have come in learning about number theory, how numbers relate to our everyday lives - - and how much further we have to go.
ISBN:
9780471396710
9780471396710
Category:
Information technology: general issues
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-08-2001
Publisher:
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
416
Dimensions (mm):
237x160x34mm
Weight:
0.73kg

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