Science and Reform by Charles Babbage
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Science and Reform
By Charles Babbage

Science and Reform

Selected Works of Charles Babbage

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Science and Reform by Charles Babbage

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Charles Babbage was a key figure of a great era of British history. Best remembered for his pioneering Difference and Analytical Engines, forerunners of the modern computer, Babbage was also an active reformer of science and society. Among his friends were the Bonapartes, the Duke of Wellington, the Duke of Somerset, Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace and the reforming Earl of Shaftesbury, whose interest Babbage directed to the factories. In this book, Anthony Hyman has selected passages from Babbage's many publications, including his proposals on profit sharing and life peerages and his ideas on such topics as the applications of science, scientific management, taxation and life assurance. Setting each extract in perspective, Hyman has provided the passages with an explanatory editorial commentary. Together with his concern for the systematic application of science, technology and mathematical method to commercial, industrial and economic problems, his work on computing makes Charles Babbage one of the most remarkable as well as one of the most colourful figures in the history of science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521036764
ISBN-10: 0521036763
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 19mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Examples of the Solutions of Functional Equations by Charles Babbage Examples of the Solutions of Functional Equations, Paperback (June 2013)

Originally published in 1820, this is an early work by the renowned mathematician and inventor Charles Babbage (1791-1871).

Memoirs of the Analytical Society by Charles Babbage Memoirs of the Analytical Society, Paperback (February 2013)

This 1813 publication by Cambridge undergraduates remains a significant text in the history of British mathematics.

Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on Some of Its Causes by Charles Babbage Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on Some of Its Causes, Paperback (February 2013)

Pivotal factors implicated in the parlous state of contemporary science are identified in this seminal 1830 work.

Exposition of 1851 by Charles Babbage Exposition of 1851, Paperback (July 2012)

First published 1851, this seminal book is a spirited exploration of the positive and negative consequences of the Great Exhibition.

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