A History of Computing in the Twentieth Century by Nicholas Metropolis

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M. ); 16, Peter J. ). ] PIONEERING WORK ON COMPUTERS AT BLETCHLEY 39 Home Guard. He never mentioned any of his successes. I once noticed an acknowledgement to him in Hardy and Wright's 'Theory of Numbers" and the next morning I called him "Dr. " Shaun was a perfect gentleman who never lost his temper except on purpose, and was an extremely good listener. I used to believe that he wouldn't interrupt a conversation even to mention that the war was over. Among other cryptanalysts who later joined the Newmanry was J.

J. von Neumann, "Collected Works," 6 vols. Pergamon, Oxford, 1961. C. Reid, "Courant" (especially Chapter 27). Springer, New York, 1976. S. M. " Scribners, New York, 1976. " Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1956. Memorial papers on John von Neumann by Birkhoff and others, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 64, No. 3, Part 2 (1958). CITED REFERENCES 1. V. Bush, Instrumental analysis, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 42, 649-669 (1946). 2. H. H. " Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1972. 3. G. Birkhoff, Numerical hydrodynamics as a mathematical science, Proc.

Pre vas had at most a high school degree, but had one habit not shared by most of the mathematicians there carrying on the very distinguished tradition of Veblen and Bliss from World War I. Namely, he was always at the range where there were firings going on, keeping track of the wind and other relevant firing conditions. Whatever the theory behind the range tables, he made sure that the tables matched the firings for that particular day—when suitably corrected. Perhaps those of us who are today engaged in computer simulation of other important phenomena may appreciate the importance of this kind of fine tuning, which has a very long history.

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