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Computing Surveys, volume 2 nos. 1 - 4, complete year 1970, 4 individual issues; includes, Von Neumann's First Computer Program by Donald Knuth. Knuth, Denning.

Computing Surveys, volume 2 nos. 1 - 4, complete year 1970, 4 individual issues; includes, Von Neumann's First Computer Program by Donald Knuth.

ACM 1970, pp 1-301 inclusive, double-column text, references, diagrams.
Condition: Very Good overall, maroon and white cardstock covers, softcover journals orig. issues, March issue with vertical crease on cover, issues with rubbing and light wear. Bindings are sound and secure, pages are clean and unmarked.
Price: $40.00
Item no. B417
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March 1970 -- Functional Specifications for Typewriter-like Time-Sharing Terminals (Dolotta); A Structural View of PL/I (Beech); A List Structure Form of Grammars for Syntactic Analysis (Cohen and Gottlieb)

June 1970 -- The Computer in the Humanities and Fine Arts (Sedelow); Throughput analysis of some idealized input, output, and computer overlap configurations (Hellerman and Smith); Flowcharting with the ANSI standard, a tutorial (Chapin);

September 1970 -- Virtual Memory (Denning); Computer system simulation (MacDougall); Digital Control of Industrial processes (Smith);

December 1970 -- Donald E Knuth -- Von Neumann's First Computer Program; Lyle B. Smith -- A Survey of Interactive Graphical Systems for Mathematics

Knuth's article -- 'an analysis of the two earliest sets of instruction codes planned for stored program computers, and the earliest extant program for such a computer, gives insight into the thoughts of John von Neumann, the man who designed the instruction set and wrote the program, and sows how several important aspects of computing have evolved. The paper is based on previously unpublished documents from the files of Herman H. Goldstine' (from the abstract). Includes -- Introduction; The Early EDVAC; the Next EDVAC; the Sorting Program; Storage Allocation and Timing; The Sequel; References

Smith's article -- 'extant, extinct, and proposed (1970's) systems for performing interactive mathematics are surveyed, with special attention to those systems with graphical output. The systems are grouped as general purpose graphical, special purpose graphical, and other systems of interest... A summary includes a discussion of many of the references that appear in the fairly comprehensive bibliography. Keywords to the article include interactive graphics, interactive mathematics, graphical systems, man-machine interaction, on-line computing, computer graphics' (from the abstract)

Photographs include THE BRAIN (formerly TOC) console consisting of 10-inch Tektronix (611) storage scope and a special keyboard; Console used with GAMMA (CERN copy of Culler-Fried System); the AMTRAN console to be used with the comprehensive 1130 AMTEAM system now in final stages of checkout; the Lincoln Reckoner console at the TX-2; MAP console - the MIT Electronic Systems Laboratory display console, with a refreshed CRT operated over a wide bandwidth connection to the MIT CTSS time-sharing computer; POSE 360 console, IBM, more.