Sale Price realised USD 2, Photostat of original mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bound with 2 an undated preliminary version of the report and 3 a copy of von Neumann's letter of May 8, , to Herman Goldstine both photostats of typescripts.

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He treats them more as living organisms than as boolean hardware. It's actually a very fast and somewhat light read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About John von Neumann.

John von Neumann. He is generally regarded as one of the foremost mathematicians of the 20th century. Most notably, von Neumann was a pioneer of the application of operator theory to quantum mechanics, a principal member of the Manhattan Project and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton as one of the few originally appointed , and a key figure in the development of game theory and the concepts of cellular automata and the universal constructor.

Along with Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, von Neumann worked out key steps in the nuclear physics involved in thermonuclear reactions and the hydrogen bomb. Books by John von Neumann. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad Read more Trivia About First Draft of a No trivia or quizzes yet.

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First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC

It contains the first published description of the logical design of a computer using the stored-program concept, which has controversially come to be known as the von Neumann architecture. Von Neumann wrote the report by hand while commuting by train to Los Alamos, New Mexico and mailed the handwritten notes back to Philadelphia. Goldstine had the report typed and duplicated. While the date on the typed report is June 30, 24 copies of the First Draft were distributed to persons closely connected with the EDVAC project five days earlier on June Interest in the report caused it to be sent all over the world; Maurice Wilkes of Cambridge University cited his excitement over the report's content as the impetus for his decision to travel to the United States for the Moore School Lectures in Summer Von Neumann describes a detailed design of a "very high speed automatic digital computing system. The CA will perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and square root.

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