By Jeffrey R. Yost
An important contribution to the examine of the background of pcs, this paintings identifies the computer's impression at the actual, organic, cognitive, and clinical sciences. References basic to the understudied sector of the historical past of medical computing additionally rfile the numerous function of the sciences in aiding to form the improvement of computing device expertise. extra commonly, the various assets on medical computing aid reveal how the pc used to be the main major medical tool of the twentieth century.
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The Computer Age: A Twenty-Year View (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1979): 146-170. An all too brief, but important overview of scientific computing's past, present, and future. This source is especially strong in documenting the number and types Physical Sciences 35 of computers at the Atomic Energy Commission and Energy Research and Development Administration. 102. Fimple, M. D. " Datamation 10:8 (August 1964) 39-40. Fimple compares and contrasts the applications of FORTRAN and COBOL. While the former is generally considered more appropriate for scientific and the latter for business applications, Fimple argues that the choice of programming language often depends more on the computer hardware being used, as opposed to the type of problem or research application.
Aspray, William, and Donald Beaver. " Annals of the History of Computing 8:2 (April 1986): 127-143. Based on extensive analysis of advertisements, this study presents how perceptions of the meaning of computers changed between 1950 and 1980. 69. Aspray, William, and Bernard O. Williams. " IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 16:4 (1994): 60-74. S. colleges and universities between 1950 and 1973. The NSF established these computer facilities with the goal of furthering scientific research and education.
Briefly discusses Manchester University's tradition of forming collaborations between science and industry with implications for how this applied to computing developments and applications at the school. 92. Curtis, John H. " Annals of the History of Computing 11:2 (1989): 69-98. Report dated April 1, 1953 provides overview of the first five years of the National Applied Mathematics Laboratories (NAML) since their initiation in July 1947. The Statistics Engineering Laboratory, part of the NAML, had the short-term objective of improving research efficiency for scientists and engineers and the long-term goal of contributing to mathematical knowledge in a way that would be the basis for future discoveries in various scientific fields.
A Bibliographic Guide to Resources in Scientific Computing, 1945-1975 by Jeffrey R. Yost