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Fundamentals of an Electronic Digital Computer: An Explanatory Introduction for Engineers of the Principles of Operation of a Computer

W.D. Worthy, M.A., A.M.I.E.E. (Of the Mathematical Physics Laboratory, Nelson Research Laboratories, English Electric Company Ltd., Stafford.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Publication date: 1 September 1955

Abstract

This article describes the fundamental principles of an electronic digital computer with special reference to a simple serial machine which is taken for illustration. Short descriptions are given of a mercury delay line memory, the binary number system, circuits for performing arithmetical operations and a simple computer together with its input and output equipment. A simple example is considered and the coding and method of solution in the computer are described. Finally, the requirements for a full scale computer are discussed. A bibliography is given.

Citation

Worthy, W.D. (1955), "Fundamentals of an Electronic Digital Computer: An Explanatory Introduction for Engineers of the Principles of Operation of a Computer", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 27 No. 9, pp. 306-310. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb032602

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