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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 4 Number 3 -- Front Matter

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Original Publication Date: 1982-Jul-01
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Abstract

The first article in this issue of the Annals, by Allan G. Bromley, is based on the author's research on the original Babbage papers in the Science Museum in London. It is an analysis of the detailed drawings and engineering descriptions prepared by Babbage, and it focuses on the underlying mechanical principles of the early Babbage machines, particularly the Analytical Engine as of 1838.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

Copyright ©; 1982 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Annals of the History of Computing Volume 4 Number 3 July 1982 [Front Matter]

Contents About this Issue.....195

Articles Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, 1838 - Allan G. Bromley.....196

Defense Research at Bell Laboratories.....218 Foreword - Eric A. Weiss Electrical Computers for
Fire Control - W. H. C. Higgins, B. D Holbrook, and J. W. Emling Military Systems Engineering and Research - C. A. Warren, B. McMillan, and B. D. Holbrook

Mauchly: Unpublished Remarks.....245 Foreword - Henry S. Tropp Letter to Henry Tropp,
September 8, 1978 Letter to H. Helm Clayton, November 15, 1940 Fireside Chat, November 13, 1973 (Introduction by Carl Hammer) Afterword - Arthur W. Burks and Alice R. Burks

Departments Biographies.....257 A Conversation with Don Knuth - Donald J. Albers and Lynn
Arthur Steen

Meetings in Retrospect.....274 CIPS '82 History Session - M. R. Williams

Anecdotes.....275 Notes from the Mathematical Centre - W. L. van der Poel and Maurice V.
Wilkes First SHARE 709 Committee Meeting - C. L. Baker

Comments, Queries, and Debate.....284 Comment on ENMC Article - Byron E. Phelps Authors'
Reply - Arthur W. Burks and Alice R. Burks

News and Notices.....287 Reviews..... [Material omitted]

About this Issue

The first article in this issue of the Annals, by Allan G. Bromley, is based on the author's research on the original Babbage papers in the Science Museum in London. It is an analysis of the detailed drawings and engineering descriptions prepared by Babbage, and it focuses on the underlying mechanical principles of the early Babbage machines, particularly the Analytical Engine as of 1838.

Next is a report by the staff of Bell Telephone Laboratories on research in defense mechanisms before and after World War II. The fire-control devices Bell Labs built to direct artillery and antiaircraft weapons were in many ways the precursors of modern computers. The machines were intended for quite specific applications, but the rapid changes in aircraft and weapons technology made it necessary to move toward the generality of design and application...