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Turing and the Universal Machine - The Making of the Modern Computer

Author
Jon Agar
Publisher / Label
Icon Books
Country
UK
Language
English
Publication year
2017
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
138
ISBN
9781785782381

Index

Contents
Acknowledgements

1	Universal Machines

2	The Blue Pig

3	Prolific Piglets: Computers everywhere

4	A World Out of Control

5	Babbage: A 'Difference Engine' that madt difference?

6	The Analytical Engine

7	Accidental Information

8	Information on the Masses

9	The Spur of War

10	Zuse in Nazi Germany

11	American Speed

12	Turing in Secret Britain

13	Foundations Shaken

14	Mathematics: Truth or game?

15	Crisis Looms

16	Turing and the Decision Problem

17	Government Codes

18	The Computer

19	Minding the Gap: Many universal machii

20	Cold War Minds

21	Materialisation Further Reading