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Computation Before the Age of  Adding Machines and Computers

Computation Before the Age of Adding Machines and Computers

Thursday, January 19, 2006

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Lyceum Society

 

Speaker: Daniel Chess. Hunter College, CUNY

Dr. Daniel S. Chess. PhD is professor of mathematics at Hunter College, CUNY. The age of large-scale, pre-mechanical computations. How was it done by people who knew only how to add and subtract? How is the WPA part of the story?