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Examine the history of computing and computing devices from ancient quipus to calculators.
Ancient Computing by Mary B. Woods; Michael WoodsDiscusses the methods of computation developed in various civilizations around the world, from prehistoric times up until the end of the Roman Empire, from the invention of the abacus and sundials to the creation of calculators and computers. Without numbers there would be no clocks, no calendars, and no computers.The technology of computing began long before computers existed.
Call Number: 510.93 WOO
Publication Date: 2000
Ancient Computing Technology by Michael Woods; Mary B. WoodsAncient cultures measured time accurately with water clocks. An engineer in the first century B.C. designed an odometer to calculate distance traveled. People computed the first values of pi about four thousand years ago. Learn how ancient computing set the stage for our own modern computing technology.