Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Launched the Digital Age Through the Poetry of Numbers

Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Launched the Digital Age Through the Poetry of Numbers

By: James Essinger (author)Paperback

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Through the infamous divorce of her parents, Ada Lovelace became the most talked-about child in Georgian Britain. This riveting biography tells the extraordinary yet little known story of her life and times-when mathematics was as fashionable as knitting among women and Ada became the world's first computer programmer. But for her era's view on gender, Ada would single-handedly have started the digital age more than two centuries ago.

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James Essinger studied at Lincoln College, University of Oxford. He writes about ideas that have had a seminal impact on the modern world and currently lives in Canterbury.

Contents

Preface1 Poetic Beginnings2 Lord Byron: A Scandalous Ancestry3 Annabella: Anglo-Saxon Attitudes4 The Manor of Parallelograms5 The Art of Flying6 Love7 Silken Threads8 When Ada Met Charles9 The Thinking Machine10 Kinship11 Mad Scientist12 The Analytical Engine13 The Jacquard Loom14 A Mind with a View15 Ada's Offer to Babbage16 The Enchantress of Number17 A Horrible Death18 RedemptionAfterwordNotesAcknowledgementsIndex

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/10/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781783340712
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781783340712
  • ISBN10: 1783340711

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