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Alan Turing's Automatic Computing EngineThe Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer$
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B. Jack Copeland

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198565932

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.001.0001

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Recollections of early vacuum tube circuits

Recollections of early vacuum tube circuits

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(p.345) 18 Recollections of early vacuum tube circuits
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Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine
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Maurice Wilkes

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.003.0019

This chapter begins with a description of the birth of electronics. It then discusses the three main approaches to the design of trees and gating circuits, and the great designer Alan Blumlein, who insisted that a circuit should first be designed on paper.

Keywords:   electronics, tree circuits, gating circuits, Alan Blumlein, circuit design

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