Meilensteine der Rechentechnik: Zur Geschichte der Mathematik und der Informatik

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-Der Autor Herbert Bruderer hat mit diesem Buch tatsachlich einen Meilenstein der Technikgeschichte geschrieben, der in keiner Bibliothek fehlen sollte.-
Thomas Sonar in: Mathematische Semesterberichte 17.03.2017

-Insgesamt stellt das Werk eine sehr fundierte Zusammenstellung zu Analog- und Digitalrechnern dar. Es ist das bisher umfangreichste Nachschlagewerk zur Geschichte der Computer.-
Rainer Gebhardt in: Jahrbuch des Adam-Ries-Bundes Band 7 (2016)

-Bruderer wirft Lichtkegel ins Dunkel und nimmt sich unter anderem Fragen vor, die nicht so einfach zu beantworten sind, wie sie sich anhoren: Wer baute den ersten Computer? Wer schuf den ersten programmierbaren Speicherrechner? Wer entwickelte den ersten Compiler? Schon die bloe Suche nach Antworten wirft eine Menge historischer Erkenntnisse ab.-
Maik Schmidt in: c't, 8/2016

-This impressive new book by Herbert Bruderer is an extensive in-depth scholarly history of mathematics and computer science with a focus on computing technology in German lands. Computing technology is defined in the most general sense. Under this definition can be included any tool that facilitates computation. This runs the gamut from tallying sticks and bones to fingers, pebble stones, pencil and paper, slide rules and to machines, including both mechanical, electronic and even quantum devices. Also, ideas (algorithms) relating to computation and the books that preserved and transmitted them are included among these tools. For example, the Liber Abaci of Leonardo of Pisa as well as John Napier's logarithms would be included.

As a work by a professional historian, the book poses questions, presents evidence (in the form of historical machines, documents, drawings and pictures) and proposes interpretations as well as raises further research questions. Some of the historical questions include

What kind of device is it?
What was the origin of the device?
How old is the device?
How did the device work?
What technology was the device based on?
For whom and for what purpose was the device used?
How was the device discovered?

among others.

The book consists of 818 pages with 8 chapters along with an extensive 225 page multi-lingual biography exceeding 3000 entries, mostly from the German, French and English literature. It is very rich in detailed historical references. There are many pictures, tables and timelines. The book also includes new primary source material on recently discovered computing devices since 2009 and of new documents on the relationship between German computing pioneer Konrad Zuse and the ETH Zurich concerning Z4 and Ermeth (Elektronische Rechenmaschine der ETH).

This book will be of particular interest to historians of mathematics and computer science. Those who teach undergraduate history of mathematics and possibly ethnomathematics courses and who would like to supplement their course with some episodes from the history of computer science will also find a wealth of material for student projects. For example, students may find it interesting to learn about the Curta, a high quality mechanical calculator invented by Buchenwald concentration camp inmate Curt Herzstark as a possible gift for the Fuhrer, or about the many forms of the slide rule, or abacus, and how they were used. This book contains detailed instructions about how the Curta actually worked.

As a non-expert reviewing this book, I found it both surprising and fascinating how many open questions there are even about relatively recent (twentieth century) history. For example John Von Neumann's 1945 paper introducing Von Neumann architecture contains no reference to Alan Turing's 1936 paper on the universal Turing machine. Was Von Neumann influenced by Turing or were these discoveries independent? Von Neumann was at the Institute for Advanced Study during the time Turing was at Princeton. With whom do the distinctions between control unit, ALU, memory, as well as input and output devices, originate? Prior to Von Neumann this had already been anticipated by Charles Babbage and Konrad Zuse. Who wrote the first computer program? Ada Lovelace was certainly the first woman programmer but whether she was the first programmer is in dispute among historians, some of whom argue it was Charles Babbage. In chapter 4, at least a dozen such open historical questions are mentioned.

One topic that I would have liked to have seen but which was omitted was a detailed description of Chebyshev's calculating machine. But given the 818 pages as well as its stated focus on German lands, perhaps that was a reasonable omission. Chebyshev's machine is mentioned and references are given.

This book is a must-have for anyone interested in the history of mathematics and computer science as well engineering (especially mechanical and electrical), technology and the history of science.-

Steven Deckmann in: MAA, 8/2016



"Der Autor Herbert Bruderer hat mit diesem Buch tatsachlich einen Meilenstein der Technikgeschichte geschrieben, der in keiner Bibliothek fehlen sollte. [...] Herbert Bruderer hat ein Werk vorgelegt, das sich sicher schnell als Standardwerk und Klassiker etablieren wird."
Thomas Sonar in: Mathematische Semesterberichte 17.03.2017

"Insgesamt stellt das Werk eine sehr fundierte Zusammenstellung zu Analog- und Digitalrechnern dar. Es ist das bisher umfangreichste Nachschlagewerk zur Geschichte der Computer."
Rainer Gebhardt in: Jahrbuch des Adam-Ries-Bundes Band 7 (2016)

"Bruderer wirft Lichtkegel ins Dunkel und nimmt sich unter anderem Fragen vor, die nicht so einfach zu beantworten sind, wie sie sich anhoren: Wer baute den ersten Computer? Wer schuf den ersten programmierbaren Speicherrechner? Wer entwickelte den ersten Compiler? Schon die bloe Suche nach Antworten wirft eine Menge historischer Erkenntnisse ab."
Maik Schmidt in: c't, 8/2016

"This impressive new book by Herbert Bruderer is an extensive in-depth scholarly history of mathematics and computer science with a focus on computing technology in German lands. Computing technology is defined in the most general sense. Under this definition can be included any tool that facilitates computation. This runs the gamut from tallying sticks and bones to fingers, pebble stones, pencil and paper, slide rules and to machines, including both mechanical, electronic and even quantum devices. Also, ideas (algorithms) relating to computation and the books that preserved and transmitted them are included among these tools. For example, the Liber Abaci of Leonardo of Pisa as well as John Napier's logarithms would be included.

As a work by a professional historian, the book poses questions, presents evidence (in the form of historical machines, documents, drawings and pictures) and proposes interpretations as well as raises further research questions. Some of the historical questions include

What kind of device is it?
What was the origin of the device?
How old is the device?
How did the device work?
What technology was the device based on?
For whom and for what purpose was the device used?
How was the device discovered?

among others.

The book consists of 818 pages with 8 chapters along with an extensive 225 page multi-lingual biography exceeding 3000 entries, mostly from the German, French and English literature. It is very rich in detailed historical references. There are many pictures, tables and timelines. The book also includes new primary source material on recently discovered computing devices since 2009 and of new documents on the relationship between German computing pioneer Konrad Zuse and the ETH Zurich concerning Z4 and Ermeth (Elektronische Rechenmaschine der ETH).

This book will be of particular interest to historians of mathematics and computer science. Those who teach undergraduate history of mathematics and possibly ethnomathematics courses and who would like to supplement their course with some episodes from the history of computer science will also find a wealth of material for student projects. For example, students may find it interesting to learn about the Curta, a high quality mechanical calculator invented by Buchenwald concentration camp inmate Curt Herzstark as a possible gift for the Fuhrer, or about the many forms of the slide rule, or abacus, and how they were used. This book contains detailed instructions about how the Curta actually worked.

As a non-expert reviewing this book, I found it both surprising and fascinating how many open questions there are even about relatively recent (twentieth century) history. For example John Von Neumann's 1945 paper introducing Von Neumann architecture contains no reference to Alan Turing's 1936 paper on the universal Turing machine. Was Von Neumann influenced by Turing or were these discoveries independent? Von Neumann was at the Institute for Advanced Study during the time Turing was at Princeton. With whom do the distinctions between control unit, ALU, memory, as well as input and output devices, originate? Prior to Von Neumann this had already been anticipated by Charles Babbage and Konrad Zuse. Who wrote the first computer program? Ada Lovelace was certainly the first woman programmer but whether she was the first programmer is in dispute among historians, some of whom argue it was Charles Babbage. In chapter 4, at least a dozen such open historical questions are mentioned.

One topic that I would have liked to have seen but which was omitted was a detailed description of Chebyshev's calculating machine. But given the 818 pages as well as its stated focus on German lands, perhaps that was a reasonable omission. Chebyshev's machine is mentioned and references are given.

This book is a must-have for anyone interested in the history of mathematics and computer science as well engineering (especially mechanical and electrical), technology and the history of science."

Steven Deckmann in: MAA, 8/2016



"Der Autor wendet sich mit diesem Buch sowohl an Fachleute als auch an Laien, an Sammlerkreise, Informatikerinnen und Informatiker, Mathematikerinnen und Mathematiker, Historikerinnen und Historiker, Kuratorinnen und Kuratoren, Archivarinnen und Archivare, Restauratorinnen und Restauratoren, kurz: an alle, die sich mit der Geschichte der Rechentechnik und Informatik befassen sowie daran besonders interessiert sind. [...] Das Werk ist fur alle eingangs genannten Zielgruppen unentbehrlich."
Log In. Informatische Bildung und Computer in der Schule, Jahrgang 36, Heft 183/184, S. 71-72

"Der Autor Herbert Bruderer hat mit diesem Buch tatsachlich einen Meilenstein der Technikgeschichte geschrieben, der in keiner Bibliothek fehlen sollte. [...] Herbert Bruderer hat ein Werk vorgelegt, das sich sicher schnell als Standardwerk und Klassiker etablieren wird."
Thomas Sonar in: Mathematische Semesterberichte 17.03.2017

"Insgesamt stellt das Werk eine sehr fundierte Zusammenstellung zu Analog- und Digitalrechnern dar. Es ist das bisher umfangreichste Nachschlagewerk zur Geschichte der Computer."
Rainer Gebhardt in: Jahrbuch des Adam-Ries-Bundes Band 7 (2016)

"Bruderer wirft Lichtkegel ins Dunkel und nimmt sich unter anderem Fragen vor, die nicht so einfach zu beantworten sind, wie sie sich anhoren: Wer baute den ersten Computer? Wer schuf den ersten programmierbaren Speicherrechner? Wer entwickelte den ersten Compiler? Schon die bloe Suche nach Antworten wirft eine Menge historischer Erkenntnisse ab."
Maik Schmidt in: c't, 8/2016

"This impressive new book by Herbert Bruderer is an extensive in-depth scholarly history of mathematics and computer science with a focus on computing technology in German lands. Computing technology is defined in the most general sense. Under this definition can be included any tool that facilitates computation. This runs the gamut from tallying sticks and bones to fingers, pebble stones, pencil and paper, slide rules and to machines, including both mechanical, electronic and even quantum devices. Also, ideas (algorithms) relating to computation and the books that preserved and transmitted them are included among these tools. For example, the Liber Abaci of Leonardo of Pisa as well as John Napier's logarithms would be included.

As a work by a professional historian, the book poses questions, presents evidence (in the form of historical machines, documents, drawings and pictures) and proposes interpretations as well as raises further research questions. Some of the historical questions include

What kind of device is it?
What was the origin of the device?
How old is the device?
How did the device work?
What technology was the device based on?
For whom and for what purpose was the device used?
How was the device discovered?

among others.

The book consists of 818 pages with 8 chapters along with an extensive 225 page multi-lingual biography exceeding 3000 entries, mostly from the German, French and English literature. It is very rich in detailed historical references. There are many pictures, tables and timelines. The book also includes new primary source material on recently discovered computing devices since 2009 and of new documents on the relationship between German computing pioneer Konrad Zuse and the ETH Zurich concerning Z4 and Ermeth (Elektronische Rechenmaschine der ETH).

This book will be of particular interest to historians of mathematics and computer science. Those who teach undergraduate history of mathematics and possibly ethnomathematics courses and who would like to supplement their course with some episodes from the history of computer science will also find a wealth of material for student projects. For example, students may find it interesting to learn about the Curta, a high quality mechanical calculator invented by Buchenwald concentration camp inmate Curt Herzstark as a possible gift for the Fuhrer, or about the many forms of the slide rule, or abacus, and how they were used. This book contains detailed instructions about how the Curta actually worked.

As a non-expert reviewing this book, I found it both surprising and fascinating how many open questions there are even about relatively recent (twentieth century) history. For example John Von Neumann's 1945 paper introducing Von Neumann architecture contains no reference to Alan Turing's 1936 paper on the universal Turing machine. Was Von Neumann influenced by Turing or were these discoveries independent? Von Neumann was at the Institute for Advanced Study during the time Turing was at Princeton. With whom do the distinctions between control unit, ALU, memory, as well as input and output devices, originate? Prior to Von Neumann this had already been anticipated by Charles Babbage and Konrad Zuse. Who wrote the first computer program? Ada Lovelace was certainly the first woman programmer but whether she was the first programmer is in dispute among historians, some of whom argue it was Charles Babbage. In chapter 4, at least a dozen such open historical questions are mentioned.

One topic that I would have liked to have seen but which was omitted w...

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Die Anfange der Informatik liegen bereits im Dunkeln. In diesem Buch werden ausgewahlte Meilensteine der Rechentechnik und der Fruhzeit der Informatik vorgestellt. Grundlage dafur sind u. a. Aufsehen erregende Funde von Geraten und Schriften, die in den letzten Jahren gemacht wurden: historische Rechentische, weltgrote Rechenwalze, weltweit alteste erhaltene Tastenaddiermaschine, bisher unbekannte Unterlagen zum Erfinder Zuse. Zur Sprache kommen Analog- wie Digitalrechner: Rechenrahmen, Rechentische, mechanische Rechenmaschinen, Rechenschieber, elektronische Rechner usw. Zahlreiche Tabellen vermitteln eine weltweite Ubersicht uber die ersten Digitalrechner. Einen Schwerpunkt bilden die deutschsprachigen Lander: Deutschland, Osterreich, Schweiz, Liechtenstein, mit einer umfassenden Darstellung von mechanischen Rechenmaschinen aus der Schweiz. Zeittafeln geben einen Uberblick uber fruhe amerikanische, britische und deutsche Rechenautomaten. Der Verfasser geht auch der heiklen Frage nach: Wer hat den Computer erfunden? Eine mehrsprachige Bibliografie mit uber 3000 Eintragen rundet den Band ab. Das allgemein verstandliche Werk richtet sich an alle, die sich mit der Geschichte der Rechentechnik und der Informatik befassen.

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