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After electronic seems to be at the place the sector of computation all started and the place it'd be headed, and provides predictions a few collaborative destiny courting among human cognition and mechanical computation.

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It still takes the same very large number of elementary digital numerical operations to compute an adequately accurate digital solution. However, the many orders of magnitude of increase in digital hardware speed conceal from the user the complexity of the programs that are required to solve even a simple differential equation on a digital computer. c h a p t e r 3 COMPUTING HARDWARE Digital ‘Tis the gift to be simple, ‘tis the gift to be free Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

2 × 2 = 4 is located under 2 on the upper scale; 2 × 4 = 8 is located under 4 on the upper scale, and so on. Figure from Jakob. scholbach/​Wikimedia the slide rule from the common 10 inches (25 cm). Such longer rules were made for special purposes but were unwieldy. 6 Slide rules have been around for several centuries. After John Napier (1550–​1617), a Scottish mathematician, invented logarithms, William Oughtred (1575–​1660) used two such scales sliding beside one another to perform direct multiplication and division.

When she talked at Brown, the auditorium was packed. She was nearly 80. She talked at a high energy level for more than 2 hours and exhausted the out-​of-​condition geeks in the audience. As part of her talk, she handed out to the audience foot-​long pieces of wire that had been clipped from an old telephone cable. The foot-​long wire displayed how far light could travel in a nanosecond (one billionth of a second). I used my piece of wire in the classroom for years until it got lost in an office move.

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