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100 1  Care, Charles. 
245 10 Technology for modelling :|belectrical analogies, 
       engineering practice, and the development of analogue 
       computing /|cCharles Care. 
260    London ;|aNew York :|bSpringer,|c©2010. 
300    1 online resource (xviii, 209 pages) :|billustrations 
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490 1  History of computing 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Introduction: Analogue Computers in the History of 
       Computing -- A Multi-Stranded Chronology of Analogue 
       Computing -- Modelling Technology and the History of 
       Analogue Computing -- Origins of Analogue: Conceptual 
       Association and Entanglement -- Analogue Computers in 
       British Higher Education -- Analogue Computers and Oil 
       Reservoir Modelling -- Analogue-Digital Decisions in 
       British Aeronautical Research -- The Analogue Dishpan: 
       Physical Modelling versus Numerical Calculation in 
       Meteorology -- Conclusion. 
506    Available only to authorized UTEP users. 
520    Historians have different views on the core identity of 
       analogue computing. Some portray the technology solely as 
       a precursor to digital computing, whereas others stress 
       that analogue applications existed well after 1940. Even 
       within contemporary sources, there is a spectrum of 
       understanding around what constitutes analogue computing. 
       To understand the relationship between analogue and 
       digital computing, and what this means for users today, 
       the history must consider how the technology is used. 
       Technology for Modelling investigates the technologies, 
       the concepts, and the applications of analogue computing. 
       The text asserts that analogue computing must be thought 
       of as not just a computing technology, but also as a 
       modelling technology, demonstrating how the history of 
       analogue computing can be understood in terms of the 
       parallel themes of calculation and modelling. The book 
       also includes a number of detailed case studies of the 
       technology's use and application. Topics and features: 
       Discusses the meaning of analogue computing and its 
       significance in history, and describes the main 
       differences between analogue and digital computing 
       Provides a chronology of analogue computing, based upon 
       the two major strands of calculation and modeling Examines
       the wider relationship between computing and modelling, 
       and discusses how the theme of modelling fits within the 
       history of analogue computing Describes how the history of
       analogue computing evolved through a number of stages of 
       use Presents illustrative case studies on analogue 
       modelling in academic research, oil reservoir modelling, 
       aeronautical design, and meteorology General readers and 
       researchers in the field of history of computing - as well
       as history of science more generally - will find this book
       a fascinating insight into the historical use and 
       evolution of technology. The volume provides a long-needed
       historical framework and context for these core computing 
       technologies. Dr. Charles Care is a senior software 
       engineer at BT and an Associate Fellow at the Department 
       of Computer Science of the University of Warwick, UK. 
546    English. 
588 0  Print version record. 
650  0 Electronic analog computers|xHistory. 
650  0 Computer simulation. 
650  0 Electronic analog computers|vCase studies. 
650  0 Computer simulation|vCase studies. 
655  0 History. 
655  7 Case studies.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423765 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
655  7 Case studies.|2lcgft 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aCare, Charles.|tTechnology for 
       modelling.|dLondon ; New York : Springer, ©2010
830  0 History of computing (London, England) 
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