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  1. Observations on the temple of Serapis at Pozzuoli near Naples; with an attempt to explain the causes of the frequent elevation and depression of large portions of the earth's surface in remote periods, and to prove that those causes continue in action at the present time. With a supplement. Conjectures on the physical condition of the surface of the moon by Charles, 1791-1871 Babbage, 2009-10-26
  2. Charles Babbage on the Principles and Development of the Calculator and Other Seminal Writings by Charles Babbage, 1984-06
  3. Charles Babbage: And the Engines of Perfection (Oxford Portraits in Science) by Bruce Collier, James MacLachlan, 1999-01-07
  4. Charles Babbage, Father of the Computer by Daniel Stephen Halacy, 1970-04
  5. Charles Babbage and the Story of the First Computer (Uncharted, Unexplored, and Unexplained) by Josepha Sherman, 2005-09-08
  6. Charles Babbage: Pioneer of the Computer by Anthony Hyman, 1982-07
  7. Charles Babbage: Passages from the Life of a Philosopher by Charles Babbage, 1994-05
  8. Shooting the Sun by Max Byrd, 2004-10-26
  9. Computers: From Babbage to Fifth Generation (History of Science) by Ron Schneiderman, 1986-04
  10. Doing Our Babbage by Ira Slobodien, 1992-02
  11. Charles Babbage (Groundbreakers) by Neil Champion, Charles Babbage, 2000-10
  12. Science and Reform: Selected Works of Charles Babbage by Charles Babbage, 1989-06-30
  13. The Mathematical Work of Charles Babbage by J. M. Dubbey, 1978-02-28
  14. Memoir of the Life and Labours of the Late Charles Babbage Esq. F.R.S. (Charles Babbage Institute Reprint) by H. W. Buxton, 1987-12-04

1. BBC - History - Charles Babbage (1791 - 1871)
Babbage was a British mathematician, an original and innovative thinker and a pioneer of computing.
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Charles Babbage (1791 - 1871)
Babbage was a British mathematician, an original and innovative thinker and a pioneer of computing. Charles Babbage was born on 26 December 1791, probably in London, the son of a banker. He was often unwell as a child and was educated mainly at home. By the time he went to Cambridge University in 1810 he was very interested in mathematics. After graduation Babbage was hired by the Royal Institution to lecture on calculus. Within two years he had been elected a member of the Royal Society and, with his Cambridge friends, was instrumental in setting up the Astronomical Society in 1820, the first to challenge the dominance of the Royal Society. From 1828 to 1839, Babbage was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. The 1820s saw Babbage work on his 'Difference Engine', a machine which could perform mathematical calculations. A six-wheeled model was initially constructed and demonstrated to a number of audiences. He then developed plans for a bigger, better, machine - Difference Engine 2. He also worked on another invention, the more complex Analytical Engine, a revolutionary device on which his fame as a computer pioneer now largely rests. It was intended to be able to perform any arithmetical calculation using punched cards that would deliver the instructions, as well as a memory unit to store numbers and many other fundamental components of today's computers. The remarkable British mathematician Ada Lovelace completed a program for the Analytical Engine but neither it, nor Difference Engine 2, were finished in Babbage's lifetime.

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Ada Lovelace, Difference Engine, Analytical engine, Science Museum London Achievement Charles Babbage designs the Difference Engine but the machine will never be realized. He also start plans for the Analytical engine. But it will be his son that realizes the project in part. Biography Charles Babbage was born in London on December 26, 1792 , the son of Benjamin Babbage, a London banker. As a youth Babbage was his own instructor in algebra, of which he was passionately fond, and was well-read in the continental mathematics of his day. Upon entering Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1811, he found himself far in advance of his tutors in mathematics. With Herschel, Peacock, and others, Babbage founded the Analytical Society for promoting continental mathematics and, reforming the mathematics of Newton, then taught at the university.

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thanks. 25-10-2006, 11:55 AM Nope, not even warm. (Although IBM's first computer WAS made by IBM . . .):thumbs: newb. 25-10-2006, 11:59 AM so, who built the very first computer then? Pete O'Neil 25-10-2006, 12:00 PM Depends what you define a computer as? newb. 25-10-2006, 12:06 PM the personal computer. or anything really that uses a computer; computer being something that processes and stores information. Greg 25-10-2006, 12:21 PM Depends what you define a computer as?That's the moot point. There were many 'computing' devices long before electronics came into it. The furthest back I know about is mechanical computers used in WW2 submarines for calculating angles for firing torpedoes. But I'm pretty certain computing machines were made long before then. Chris Randal 25-10-2006, 12:24 PM This gentleman here is widely regarded as having built the first computer.

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Biography Base Home Link To Us Search Biographies: Browse Biographies A B C D ... Z Charles Babbage Biography Charles Babbage (December 26, 1791 – October 18, 1871) was an English mathematician, analytical philosopher and (proto-)computer scientist who was the first person to come up with the idea of a programmable computer. Parts of his uncompleted mechanisms are on display in the London Science Museum. In 1991, working from Babbage's original plans, a Difference Engine was completed, and functioned perfectly. They were built to tolerances achievable in the 19th century, indicating that Babbage's machine would have worked.
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Born in London, he was an alumnus of Trinity College, Cambridge and of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He graduated from Cambridge in 1814. In that same year, he married Georgiana Whitmore. They had eight children, but only three lived to adulthood. Mrs Babbage died in 1827.
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In recognition of the high error rate in the calculation of mathematical tables, Babbage sought to find a method by which they could be calculated by machine, which would not suffer the errors, fatigue and boredom of human calculators. This idea had come to him as early as 1812. Three different factors seem to have influenced him: a dislike of untidiness, his awareness of logarithmic tables, and work on calculating machines carried out by Wilhelm Schickard, Blaise Pascal and Gottfried Leibniz. In 1822, in a letter to Sir Humphrey Davy on the application of machinery to the calculation and printing of mathematical tables, he discussed the principles of a calculating engine.

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Charles Babbage (1791-1871) was a prolific English scientist with a huge range of interests. Many biographies are available and two are provided as links below. Twice he worked on calculating machines.
  • By 1822 he had completed a design for his Difference Engine - a powerful automatic mechanical calculator with its own formatting printer. By 1870 he had a reasonably consistant set of plans for his very complex Analytical Engine - an automatic, programmable calculator. This would have been easy to distinguish from a modern computer by the steam engine required to run it. Even in a mechanical embodiment the programming concepts were right up to today.
He never completed his "Engines", but he did show that a programmable calculating device was conceivable. Virtually all the early computer builders knew of, and referred to his work. His descendants moved to Australia and NZ, with a demonstration unit of the Difference Engine, which the Powerhouse museum purchased.
Photo by Max Burnet Allan Bromley Professor Bromley was the world authority on Babbage's engines and he was involved in this purchase as well as being advisor to the British Science Museum on the first completed construction of the Difference Engine in 1991. He retired from the University of Sydney in 2001 and he was a president of the ACMS.

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