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    Eniac Research Paper

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    Segment [06:39-09:58] The inventors of Eniac, John Mauchly and Presper Eckert were reluctant to give up their dreams hence they started a computer company. Their first step was to find customers for their company. Eckert and Mauchly knew that their first customers were in the business community. The business community relied on punched card tabulating machines for record keeping and it was a tedious task. Eckert and Mauchly decided to sell their first computer to the U.S. census bureau. They signed a contract with the census bureau and the computer industry began. It is inspiring how the inventor of Eniac, Mauchly and Eckert didn't give up their dream. Although few people imagined the computer being sold around the world and being commonly used, Eckert and Mauchly had foresight and believed that computers could not only be used for science but also be used for business. By starting the first computer company, they made a change in the world’s business company. Segment [28:07-32:20] Watson introduced one of IBM’s first computers in 1953.…

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    need were to have faster calculation, deciphering enemies code, and protection at home base; these were the goals needed to help win the war. With these goals in mind, the military and the geniuses would able to created the ENIAC for inputting faster calculation of the target’s range, the Colossus Mark for breaking the German’s code and ending the world quicker, and the S.A.G.E. a computer-controlled air defense of the U.S., protecting the people from the Soviet Union’s air strike. Among each…

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    Representation In STEM

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    of women in the workforce continued in which women would alter their careers to fit their lifestyles such as working les hours or taking part time jobs (Blossfeld & Drobnič,2004). Although most of the jobs women took were either physical labor or clerical positions, women began to take more of an interest in the independence that jobs allowed outside of the home. In was not until the early 1940s were the first women seen in the STEM field of computer program when they were hired to program…

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    Radar In The 1950's

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    In the 1950s, technology was slowly evolving and as it evolved so did the methods used in war and how Americans viewed the government and entertainment. Radar was one of the first advances to contribute to the war, then the development of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer that helped develop the fusion bomb. Next, the first satellite was sent to revolve around the Earth, but it was from the Soviet Union, which resulted in Americans drive to develop Explorer 1. It ultimately…

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    John Mauchly Essay

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    John Mauchly pioneered the field of computer science and built the foundation for all modern computing with the creation of the world 's first fully functional digital computer, the ENIAC. The ENIAC, completed in 1946 at the University of Pennsylvania, occupied 1800 square feet, weighed 30 tons, had 18000 vacuum tubes, and cost about $5,000,000 in modern dollars (ENIAC Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia). John Mauchly originally conceived the ENIAC as a tool for statistical weather…

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    Z1 Computer History

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    intended, there was still a need for advanced technology during the time of heavy warfare. Enter the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Calculator), what was at the time “the most complex and largest electronic system built”(Miller 42) The ENIAC was built for 3 years at the University of Pennsylvania. “The project was carried out for the U.S. War Department and cost approximately $486,000, … The projects primary objective was to build a machine that would speed up the calculations for…

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    In today 's reality everything contains a PC or is worked by one.On February 15, 1946 The US-constructed ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the principal electronic programmable PC worked in the US. In spite of the fact that the ENIAC was like the Colossus it was much quicker and more adaptable, much to their dismay this would be the establishment of what was to end up the present day PC. PCs have had an extremely basic effect on society. It has changed the lifestyle. The…

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    With motivation from the Turing Machine and its impact in World War II, both the political and scientific communities have mutually thrived through one another’s contribution to the computer science community; this relationship can be observed, analyzed, and extrapolated upon to realize where the boundary between science and government lie. In order to understand Turing’s influence on American computation and research in the field, one must first acquaint themselves with the earliest examples…

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    because that was who he recommended. The computer was then built from 1937 to 1942 at Iowa State University. This computer weighed about 750 lbs., looked like a desk, and used drums to store memory. This computer still made a larger impact because numerous invention is still used today, they include, “a binary system of arithmetic, separate memory and computing functions, regenerative memory, parallel processing, electronic amplifiers as on-off switches, circuits for logical addition and…

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    Computers During WWII

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    push the boundaries of electronics. From this point on, the computer started evolving. During the war, computers were needed mostly for two goals. One was for computation while the other is for code breaking. In 1942, the U.S Army commissioned the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania to create an electronic computer that has the ability to compute trajectory tables that help gunners aim their missile correctly to hit their appropriate target. Given this task…

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