A History of Computing in the Twentieth Century by Nicholas Metropolis

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Also, he once remarked that "Bertrand Russell would have been a better philosopher if he had been a better mathematician," and that Russell had used up too much of his mathematical energy on "Principia Mathematica" (written jointly with A. N. Whitehead). In spite of these caustic remarks, Henry Whitehead was genial and enthusiastic. Another member of the Newmanry was Michael Crum, a son of a Deacon of Canterbury. He was another first-class intellect, with very high ethical standards both for himself and others.

If you hated Hitler enough, you would fight on against fearful odds. You considered not just the small probability of success, but the large payoff if you were successful. Perhaps not everyone was like that. " Denniston was replaced by Commander Travis, whose personality was more that of a bulldog. E. ) Also, there were times when Rommel did not receive any supplies in North Africa, because all his supply ships were being sunk as a consequence of our reading the Mediterranean ENIGMA. And obviously the reading of the U-boat traffic was tremendously valuable.

H. H. " Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1972. 3. G. Birkhoff, Numerical hydrodynamics as a mathematical science, Proc. Workshop Numer. Hydrodynam. (L. M. ), pp. 117-157. S. National Research Council, 1975. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS HARVARD UNIVERSITY CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS A HISTORY OF COMPUTING IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Pioneering Work on Computers at Bletchley /. J. GOOD This paper is related to the pioneering work on electronic computers at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, during World War II.

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