## Doing Mathematics on the ENIAC. Von Neumann’s ...

Document type :

Partie d'ouvrage

Title :

Doing Mathematics on the ENIAC. Von Neumann’s and Lehmer’s different visions.

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Scientific editor(s) :

Logos Verlag

Book title :

Mathematical Practice & Development throughout History. Proceedings of the 18th Novembertagung on the History, Philosophy and Didactics of Mathematics

Publication place :

Berlin

Publication date :

2009

HAL domain(s) :

Informatique [cs]/Ordinateur et société [cs.CY]

English abstract : [en]

In this paper we will study the impact of the computer on mathematics and its practice from a historical point of view. We will look at what kind of mathematical problems were implemented on early electronic computing ...

Show more >In this paper we will study the impact of the computer on mathematics and its practice from a historical point of view. We will look at what kind of mathematical problems were implemented on early electronic computing machines and how these implementations were perceived. By doing so, we want to stress that the computer was in fact, from its very beginning, conceived as a mathematical instrument per se, thus situating the contemporary usage of the computer in mathematics in its proper historical background. We will focus on the work by two computer pioneers: Derrick H. Lehmer and John von Neumann. They were both involved with the ENIAC and had strong opinions about how these new machines might influence (theoretical and applied) mathematics.Show less >

Show more >In this paper we will study the impact of the computer on mathematics and its practice from a historical point of view. We will look at what kind of mathematical problems were implemented on early electronic computing machines and how these implementations were perceived. By doing so, we want to stress that the computer was in fact, from its very beginning, conceived as a mathematical instrument per se, thus situating the contemporary usage of the computer in mathematics in its proper historical background. We will focus on the work by two computer pioneers: Derrick H. Lehmer and John von Neumann. They were both involved with the ENIAC and had strong opinions about how these new machines might influence (theoretical and applied) mathematics.Show less >

Language :

Anglais

Audience :

Internationale

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Non

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