national Research Council, quarterly journal; pp 229 - 332 inclusive, some diagrams, references.
Condition: Very Good overall, original light green printed wraps, fading and toning along the stapled spine, small corner creases; binder dimple along rear corner at spine. Tight staples, pages clean and unmarked. Prev. owner rubberstamp name upper corner front cover.
Keywords: Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation, computers in the 1950s, 1950s computers, raytheon computer, history of computing, history of memory tube, electronic computation 1950s, automatic computing machinery
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, Biography and Company Histories, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Hardware, Highspots in the History of Computing, Mathematics, Programming and Programming Languages, Assembly and Machine Language, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming, Technical Journals, Proceedings, Conferences, Miscellaneous
Item DescriptionIncludes, Guide to tables of Elliptic Functions; The Memory Tube and its application to Electronic Computation;
The Logical design of the Raytheon Computer;
recent mathematical tables; errata; unpublished tables;
Automatic Computing Machinery (general design considerations for the Raytheon computer); Bibliography (Burks; Great Britain; Djure and Welin; Goldstine; Huskey; IBM); News
Other aids to Computation (electric root-finder; Bibliography) Notes Rydberg Interpolation Table; Moseley on Definitive Integrals; More
The article on the Memory tube is by Andrew V. Haeff, of the Naval Research Laboratory, who wrote the article also published in Electronics, Sept. 1947, titled A Memory Tube; 'A developmental model of the Memory Tube intntended for computer use is shown... Since the computer Memory Tube is still in the developmental stage, it is expected that many improvements in the design of both the tube and associated circuits will be made before a completely satisfactory performace is achieved...'
The Raytheon article describes, 'the final design incorporates mercury delay lines as an internal memory device and magnetic tape as an external storage medium...' and was written by R M bloch, R V D Campbell and M Ellis of Raytheon Manufacturing Co.