Digital Computer

  • (noun): A computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits.

Some articles on digital computer, computer, digital, digital computers, computers:

Information Age - Innovations
... Z3 – first general-purpose digital computer – 1941 Atanasoff–Berry Computer – electronic digital computer – 1942 Colossus computer – first programmable, digital, electronic ...
Digital Control
... Digital control is a branch of control theory that uses digital computers to act as system controllers ... Depending on the requirements, a digital control system can take the form of a microcontroller to an ASIC to a standard desktop computer ... Since a digital computer is a discrete system, the Laplace transform is replaced with the Z-transform ...
History of Computing - First General-purpose Computers
... The resulting Jacquard loom was an important step in the development of computers because the use of punched cards to define woven patterns can be viewed as an early, albeit limited, form of programmability ... was the fusion of automatic calculation with programmability that produced the first recognizable computers ... the first to conceptualize and design a fully programmable mechanical computer, his analytical engine ...
Piano Roll Blues
... made in US patent law relating to computer software ... argument is that a newly programmed general-purpose digital computer is a “new” machine and, accordingly, properly the subject of a US patent ... Benson did not apply to "machine" claims, such as a claim to a conventional digital computer programmed to carry out a new algorithm or computer program ...
Bernard Marshall Gordon - Professional Life - Employee
... As a result, Bernie went to work at the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation in an old building in Philadelphia ... had joined a group of young and irreverent engineers who were building the first commercial digital computer ... At that time the digital computer was a new idea coming out of war-time military intelligence efforts ...

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