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 Summary
 Ada, Countess of Lovelace (18151852), daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron and his highly educated wife, Anne Isabella, is sometimes called the world's first computer programmer and has become an icon for women in technology. But how did a young woman in the nineteenth century, without access to formal school or university education, acquire the knowledge and expertise to become a pioneer of computer science? Although an unusual pursuit for women at the time, Ada Lovelace studied science and mathematics from a young age. This book uses previously unpublished archival material to explore her precocious childhood, from her ideas for a steampowered flying horse to penetrating questions about the science of rainbows. A remarkable correspondence course with the eminent mathematician Augustus De Morgan shows her developing into a gifted, perceptive and knowledgeable mathematician. Active in Victorian London's social and scientific elite alongside Mary Somerville, Michael Faraday and Charles Dickens, Ada Lovelace became fascinated by the computing machines devised by Charles Babbage. The table of mathematical formulae sometimes called the 'first programme' occurs in her paper about his most ambitious invention, his unbuilt 'Analytical Engine'. Ada Lovelace died at just thirtysix, but her paper still strikes a chord to this day, with clear explanations of the principles of computing, and broader ideas on computer music and artificial intelligence now realised in modern digital computers. Featuring images of the 'first programme' and Lovelace's correspondence, alongside mathematical models, and contemporary illustrations, this book shows how Ada Lovelace, with astonishing prescience, explored key mathematical questions to understand the principles behind modern computing
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xiii, 114 pages
 Contents

 Ada Lovelace and the advancement of science
 A mathematical childhood
 Early influences
 Charles Babbage and the thinking machine
 Learning mathematics with Professor De Morgan
 Becoming a mathematician
 The analytical engine
 Mathematical puzzles and speculations
 The final years
 Isbn
 9781851244881
 Label
 Ada Lovelace : the making of a computer scientist
 Title
 Ada Lovelace
 Title remainder
 the making of a computer scientist
 Statement of responsibility
 Christopher Hollings, Ursula Martin & Adrian Rice
 Subject

 Computer programming  History
 Great Britain
 History
 Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 18151852
 Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 18151852
 Mathematicians
 Women computer programmers
 Women computer programmers  Biography
 Women in computer science
 Women in computer science  Biography
 Women mathematicians
 Women mathematicians  Biography
 Biographies
 Biographies
 Biography
 Computer programming
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 Ada, Countess of Lovelace (18151852), daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron and his highly educated wife, Anne Isabella, is sometimes called the world's first computer programmer and has become an icon for women in technology. But how did a young woman in the nineteenth century, without access to formal school or university education, acquire the knowledge and expertise to become a pioneer of computer science? Although an unusual pursuit for women at the time, Ada Lovelace studied science and mathematics from a young age. This book uses previously unpublished archival material to explore her precocious childhood, from her ideas for a steampowered flying horse to penetrating questions about the science of rainbows. A remarkable correspondence course with the eminent mathematician Augustus De Morgan shows her developing into a gifted, perceptive and knowledgeable mathematician. Active in Victorian London's social and scientific elite alongside Mary Somerville, Michael Faraday and Charles Dickens, Ada Lovelace became fascinated by the computing machines devised by Charles Babbage. The table of mathematical formulae sometimes called the 'first programme' occurs in her paper about his most ambitious invention, his unbuilt 'Analytical Engine'. Ada Lovelace died at just thirtysix, but her paper still strikes a chord to this day, with clear explanations of the principles of computing, and broader ideas on computer music and artificial intelligence now realised in modern digital computers. Featuring images of the 'first programme' and Lovelace's correspondence, alongside mathematical models, and contemporary illustrations, this book shows how Ada Lovelace, with astonishing prescience, explored key mathematical questions to understand the principles behind modern computing
 Biography type
 individual biography
 Cataloging source
 DLC
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 1982
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 Hollings, Christopher
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
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 1953
 1970
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 Martin, Ursula
 Rice, Adrian C.
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 Lovelace, Ada King
 Lovelace, Ada King
 Women mathematicians
 Women in computer science
 Women computer programmers
 Computer programming
 Mathematicians
 Great Britain
 Computer programming
 Women computer programmers
 Women in computer science
 Women mathematicians
 Label
 Ada Lovelace : the making of a computer scientist, Christopher Hollings, Ursula Martin & Adrian Rice
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 109) and index
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 Ada Lovelace and the advancement of science  A mathematical childhood  Early influences  Charles Babbage and the thinking machine  Learning mathematics with Professor De Morgan  Becoming a mathematician  The analytical engine  Mathematical puzzles and speculations  The final years
 Control code
 1007310334
 Dimensions
 22 cm
 Extent
 xiii, 114 pages
 Isbn
 9781851244881
 Lccn
 2018379248
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 unmediated
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 rdamedia
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 99978174908
 Other physical details
 illustrations (some color)
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 (OCoLC)1007310334
 Label
 Ada Lovelace : the making of a computer scientist, Christopher Hollings, Ursula Martin & Adrian Rice
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 109) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
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 text
 still image
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 sti
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 Contents
 Ada Lovelace and the advancement of science  A mathematical childhood  Early influences  Charles Babbage and the thinking machine  Learning mathematics with Professor De Morgan  Becoming a mathematician  The analytical engine  Mathematical puzzles and speculations  The final years
 Control code
 1007310334
 Dimensions
 22 cm
 Extent
 xiii, 114 pages
 Isbn
 9781851244881
 Lccn
 2018379248
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other control number
 99978174908
 Other physical details
 illustrations (some color)
 System control number
 (OCoLC)1007310334
Subject
 Computer programming  History
 Great Britain
 History
 Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 18151852
 Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 18151852
 Mathematicians
 Women computer programmers
 Women computer programmers  Biography
 Women in computer science
 Women in computer science  Biography
 Women mathematicians
 Women mathematicians  Biography
 Biographies
 Biographies
 Biography
 Computer programming
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