A Bibliographic Guide to Resources in Scientific Computing, by Jeffrey R. Yost

By Jeffrey R. Yost

A necessary contribution to the research of the heritage of desktops, this paintings identifies the computer's effect at the actual, organic, cognitive, and scientific sciences. References basic to the understudied sector of the background of clinical computing additionally rfile the numerous position of the sciences in assisting to form the advance of desktop expertise. extra generally, the various assets on clinical computing support show how the pc was once the main major clinical tool of the 20 th century.

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Discusses the design of early IBM computers to serve the market for scientific researchers, including Stretch and other major government-sponsored projects to develop computers for research in the physical and other sciences. 55. , Lyle R. Johnson, and John H. Palmer. IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991). Thoroughly researched technical history of the IBM 360 and early 370 systems. Although the focus is not on applications, the analysis addresses the decisionmaking process to produce a general-purpose computer that could meet the needs of a range of scientific and business users.

Edited version of paper given at International Research Conference on the History of Computing, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, June 10-15, 1976. 34 Bibliography of Scientific Computing Co-leader in developing the ENIAC discusses the paths taken, influential factors, and applications. Development of other machines is briefly discussed, including: BINAC, EDVAC, UNIVAC, and LARC. Includes comments from others related to priority issues. 98. Elzen, Boelie, and Donald MacKenzie. " Annals of the History of Computing 16 (1994): 46-61.

Annals of the History of Computing 10:2 (1988): 105-111. Physical Sciences 45 Details and analyzes the computer applications by Douglas Hartree of the National Physical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, in the study of quantum mechanics during the late 1940s. 145. Metropolis, Nicholas. " In S. Fernbach and A. Taub, eds. Computers and Their Role in the Physical Sciences (New York: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1970): 189-202. Metropolis details inherent errors in computing, and the propagation and monitoring of errors.

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