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Empire of the sum : the rise and reign of the pocket calculator

text Empire of the sum : the rise and reign of the pocket calculator

Summary

"The hidden history of the pocket calculator -- a device that ushered in modern mathematics, helped build the atomic bomb, and went with us to the moon -- and the mathematicians, designers, and inventors who brought it to life." -- back cover

Contents
The hand -- The abacus -- The slide rule -- The clockwork age -- The arithmometer and the curta -- The Friden STW-10 -- The Casio 14-A -- The Sumlock Anita -- The Olivetti Programma 101 -- The Texas Instruments Cal Tech -- The Busicom 141-PF -- Th... Read more
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374 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Publisher
W.W. Norton & Company 2023

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