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The Resource Scientific Computing : A Historical Perspective, by Bertil Gustafsson, (electronic resource)

Scientific Computing : A Historical Perspective, by Bertil Gustafsson, (electronic resource)

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Scientific Computing : A Historical Perspective
Title
Scientific Computing
Title remainder
A Historical Perspective
Statement of responsibility
by Bertil Gustafsson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the most significant computational methods and the history of their development. It begins with the earliest mathematical / numerical achievements made by the Babylonians and the Greeks, followed by the period beginning in the 16th century. For several centuries the main scientific challenge concerned the mechanics of planetary dynamics, and the book describes the basic numerical methods of that time. In turn, at the end of the Second World War scientific computing took a giant step forward with the advent of electronic computers, which greatly accelerated the development of numerical methods. As a result, scientific computing became established as a third scientific method in addition to the two traditional branches: theory and experimentation. The book traces numerical methods’ journey back to their origins and to the people who invented them, while also briefly examining the development of electronic computers over the years. Featuring 163 references and more than 100 figures, many of them portraits or photos of key historical figures, the book provides a unique historical perspective on the general field of scientific computing – making it a valuable resource for all students and professionals interested in the history of numerical analysis and computing, and for a broader readership alike.--
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Gustafsson, Bertil
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Texts in Computational Science and Engineering,
  • Springer eBooks
  • Springer eBooks.
Series volume
17
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  • Computer science
  • Electronic data processing
  • Information theory
  • Computer science
  • Computer hardware
Label
Scientific Computing : A Historical Perspective, by Bertil Gustafsson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69847-2
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Scientific Computing, an introduction -- 2 Computation far back in time -- 3 The centuries before computers.- 4 The beginning of the computer era.- 5 The establishment of scientific computing as a new discipline.- 6 Impact of numerical analysis and scientific computing -- References
Control code
978-3-319-69847-2
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 262 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319698472
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
84 illustrations, 31 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1060597224
Label
Scientific Computing : A Historical Perspective, by Bertil Gustafsson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69847-2
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Scientific Computing, an introduction -- 2 Computation far back in time -- 3 The centuries before computers.- 4 The beginning of the computer era.- 5 The establishment of scientific computing as a new discipline.- 6 Impact of numerical analysis and scientific computing -- References
Control code
978-3-319-69847-2
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 262 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319698472
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
84 illustrations, 31 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1060597224

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