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Of. 2 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 People in early times used their fingers and made marks on cave walls to help themselves remember and count. They used STICKS.

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2 2 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 People in early times used their fingers and made marks on cave walls to help themselves remember and count. They used STICKS and STONES to keep track of things.

3 3 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 A counting machine called “ABACUS”, was used by people in China, Greece, and Middle East to calculate. Beads were moved back and forth along parallel rods to add and subtract large numbers. Chinese call it the “suan pan”, while the Japanese call it “soroban”.

4 4 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 -Scottish landowner known as a mathematician, physicist, astronomer and astrologer. - invented Napier’s Bones. 1550 - 1617

5 5 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 Napiers Invention was used to multiply and divide numbers. It was the first machine to use the decimal point.

6 6 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 used to multiply divide numbers

7 7 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 - English Mathematician (was one of the world's great mathematicians) - invented the slide rule - introduced the "×" symbol for multiplication as well as the abbreviations "sin" and "cos" for the sine and cosine functions. 1574 - 1660

8 8 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 Slide rule was similar to a calculator and could accurately add numbers up to three digits.

9 9 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 - French Mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and catholic philosopher. - invented the pascaline 1623 - 1662

10 10 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 Pascal developed a calculator called the "Arithmatique" or "Pascaline." Pascal's device used a series of toothed wheels, which were turned by hand and which could handle numbers up to 999,999.999. Pascal's device was also called the "numerical wheel calculator" and was one of the world's first mechanical adding machines.

11 11 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 - German mathematician and philosopher - improved Pascal’s invention - invented the First Calculator called the Step Reckoner (or Stepped Reckoner) was a digital mechanical calculator or called now the Leibnetz wheel 1646-1716

12 12 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 Step Reckoner or Leibnitz wheel was a digital mechanical calculator around 1672 and completed in 1694. The name comes from the translation of the German term for its operating mechanism; staffelwalze meaning 'stepped drum'. It was the first calculator that could perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

13 13 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 - French silk weaver and inventor, -improved on the original punched card design of Jacques de Vaucanson's loom of 1745 - Invented Automatic Loom or the Jacquard Loom 1752 - 1834

14 14 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 Automatic loom or Jacquard Loom controlled by punched cards. The cards controlled the selection of threads to create a variety of patterns.

15 15 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 English inventor taught math at Cambridge University invented a viable mechanical computer equivalent to modern digital computers called the difference and analytical engine Called the Father of modern computer 1791-1871

16 16 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 -Babbage first computer - a mechanical device that could perform simple mathematical calculations. - automatic, mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial functions.

17 17 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 - Babbage ‘s second computer - used binary system - punched cards as input - Ada Lovelace (first programmer) close friend of Charles Babbage - intended to combine its numerical qualities as though they were letters or other symbols.

18 18 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 Countess of Lovelace (more commonly known as Ada Lovelace) was a mathematics prodigy of sorts and a brilliant woman far ahead of her time in terms of ideas ‘The Enchantress of Numbers’. World’s first Programmer 1815-1852

19 19 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 was an American statistician a mechanical tabulator based on punched card to rapidly tabulate statistics from millions of pieces of data. He was the founder of one of the companies that later merged and became IBM. 1860 –1929

20 20 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 - used to count the number of people who lived in the US for more that 50 years. - used punched card as an input

21 21 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 an electrical engineer and physicist the original conceptual designer behind IBM’s Harvard Mark I Computer. 1900 – 1973 American computer scientist and US Navy Officer. she was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer and deve- loped the first compiler for a computer programming language she is sometimes referred to as "Amazing Grace."

22 22 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 - described as "the beginning of the era of the modern computer" and weighed 10,000 pounds.

23 23 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 both involved in science and wondered if there was a faster way to calculate equations 1900 – 1973 JOHN MAUCHLY JOHN PRESPER ECKERT JR.

24 24 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 - World’s first digital computer - Massive machine was world’s first large-scale electronic general- purpose digital computer - Filled entire room & calculate in two hours

25 25 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 - was the first commercial computer produced in the United States

26 26 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 - Made up of silicon chips. - Silicon chips are made up of silicon, an element found in sand. - Allows a computer to operate faster

27 27 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 - IBM introduced the 1 st personal computer - The smallest type of computer designed for a single user

28 28 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 - Computers getting smaller and more powerful. - Computers that are so tiny to fit in your hand

29 29 history.ppt 21-Jan-03 - Computers programmed to create realistic three- dimensional worlds. - Using headsets, pilots and surgeons use VR to do complex jobs

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