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Early scientific computing in Britain

by Mary Croarken

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Published by Clarenden Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Science -- Data processing -- History.,
    • Science -- Great Britain -- History.,
    • Electronic data processing -- Great Britain -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-158) and index.

      StatementMary Croarken.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQ183.9 .C76 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination160 p., [8] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages160
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2205500M
      ISBN 100198537484
      LC Control Number89027501

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