Resources tagged with: History of computing

There are 3 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to History of computing, you may find related items under History and Philosophy of Mathematics.

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What Did Turing Do for Us?

Age 7 to 18

Dr James Grime takes an Enigma machine in to schools. Here he describes how the code-breaking work of Turing and his contemporaries helped to win the war.

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Women in Maths

Age 11 to 18

Most stories about the history of maths seem to be about men. Here are some famous women who contributed to the development of modern maths and prepared the way for generations of female. . . .

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Divided Differences

Age 16 to 18

When in 1821 Charles Babbage invented the `Difference Engine' it was intended to take over the work of making mathematical tables by the techniques described in this article.