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From Analytical Engine to Electronic Digital Computer: The Contributions of Ludgate (1883-1922), Torres y Quevedo (1852-1936) and Bush (1890-1974)

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Brian RandellORCiD



This paper, based on an invited lecture given at MIT in March 1980, discussed the little-known work of three inventors who, directly influenced by knowledge of Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, made very early contributions to the development program-controlled computers.

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Author(s): Randell B

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1981

Pages: 18

Print publication date: 01/04/1981

Source Publication Date: April 1981

Report Number: 164

Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne