Computation Before the Age of Adding Machines and Computers
Thursday, January 19, 2006
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?