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 BANK OF AMERICA, Erma : Electronic Recording Machine, Accounting Promotional Brochure for the Installation of the Erma Machine in the Bank of American in San Francisco
BANK OF AMERICA
Erma : Electronic Recording Machine, Accounting Promotional Brochure for the Installation of the Erma Machine in the Bank of American in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA: Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, 1956. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Spiral bound. B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized brochure with heavy cardstock covers and a spiral binding. The Brochure is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the brochure covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. There are several spots of rubbing to the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The brochure discusses not only the background of what the machine is supposed to do, but how it works, in some detail. "ERMA (Electronic Recording Machine, Accounting) , was a pioneering computer development project run at SRI International under contract to Bank of America in order to automate banking bookkeeping. The project ran from 1950 to 1955. ERMA was under the technical leadership of computer scientist Jerre Noe. After the project's successful conclusion, General Electric was contracted to build 32 ERMA machines. They were so successful in operation that Bank of America was propelled ahead of other banks in profitability, and became the world's largest bank by 1970.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 36448
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 181.5 | £UK 153.25 | JP¥ 21814]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science Bank Of America ERMA Electronic Recording Machine Accounting Computers Early Accounting Machines Computer Science

 BASHE, CHARLES J. , LYLE R. JOHNSON, JOHN H. PALMER, EMERSON W. PUGH, Ibm's Early Computers
BASHE, CHARLES J. , LYLE R. JOHNSON, JOHN H. PALMER, EMERSON W. PUGH
Ibm's Early Computers
Cambridge, MA / London, England: MIT Press, 1986. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has some light rubbing and wear. "International Business Machines (IBM) , one of the world's largest companies, had a 62% share of the mainframe computer market in 1982. In the late 1970s the new personal computer industry was dominated by the Commodore PET, Atari 8-bit family, Apple II, Tandy Corporation's TRS-80, and various CP/M machines. With $150 million in sales by 1979 and projected annual growth of more than 40% in the early 1980s, the microcomputer market was large enough for IBM's attention. Other large technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) , Texas Instruments (TI) , and Data General had entered it, and some large IBM customers were buying Apples, so the company saw introducing its own personal computer as both an experiment in a new market and a defense against rivals, large and small. In 1980 and 1981 rumors spread of an IBM personal computer, perhaps a miniaturized version of the IBM System/370, while Matsushita acknowledged that it had discussed with IBM the possibility of manufacturing a personal computer for the American company. The Japanese project, codenamed "Go", ended before the 1981 release of the American-designed IBM PC codenamed "Chess", but two simultaneous projects further confused rumors about the forthcoming product. ". Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 37414
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.75 | £UK 76.75 | JP¥ 10907]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science Charles J. Bashe Lyle R. Johnson John H. Palmer Emerson W. Pugh Computer Science

 KIPINIAK, WALERIAN, Dynamic Optimization and Control a Variational Approach
KIPINIAK, WALERIAN
Dynamic Optimization and Control a Variational Approach
Princeton, NJ / New York: M.I.T. Press / John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1961. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Graphs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The book covers are clean and bright. The text pages are mostly clean and bright but do have foxing to the edges of the text block. The previous owner has used an inked name stamp on the front pastedown, rear endpaper and the bottom edge of the text block. The dust jacket has several spots of rubbing and light wear to the edges and spine ends, along with some ground-in dirt and spotting. "Dynamic Optimization and Control develops a general control theory for dynamic systems of of immediate interest to electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineers and to operations research analysts.". Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 29221
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science Walerian Kipiniak MIT Monographs Euler-Lagrange Difference Calculus Applications Dynamic systems Computer Science

 COMMODORE ELECTRONICS LIMITED, Commodore Plus/4 User Manual
COMMODORE ELECTRONICS LIMITED
Commodore Plus/4 User Manual
West Chester, PA: Commodore Electronics Limited, 1984. Spiral bound. B&W Illustrations; This is a small format spiral bound book with illustrated cardstock covers. The book is in Very Good condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing, along with one crease to the top rear corner. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Commodore Plus/4 is a home computer released by Commodore International in 1984. The "Plus/4" name refers to the four-application ROM resident office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, database, and graphing) ; it was billed as "the productivity computer with software built-in." Internally, the Plus/4 shared the same basic architecture as the lower-end Commodore 16 and 116 models, and was able to use software and peripherals designed for them. The Plus/4 was incompatible with the Commodore 64's software and some of its hardware. Although the Commodore 64 was more established than the Plus/4 it was aimed at the more business orientated part of the personal computer market." (from Wikipedia). Very Good .
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Book number: 37606
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4363]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science Commodore Electronics Limited Commodore Plus Commodore Plus 4 Personal Computers Computer Science

 PENINSULA ELECTRONICS NEWS, Pen: Peninsula Electronics News
PENINSULA ELECTRONICS NEWS
Pen: Peninsula Electronics News
Los Altos, CA: Peninsula Electronics News, 1971. Newspaper. B&W Illustrations; This newspaper is in Very Good condition. The pages are noticeably toned, but generally clean. There is some beginning rippling to the front cover. The front page has one two inch tear to the crease and there is one ink scribble by the photo on the front page. Topics include: Varian buys Norton Division Camenzind Opens Firm to Design Custom IC's, SRI to evaluate impact of Advanced Materials, H-P sells Computer to retail Business, SMCDA reports decline in startups, expansions, and more.. Very Good .
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Book number: 38598
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1636]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science Peninsula Electronic News Californiana Electronics Science Technology Computer Science

 PENINSULA ELECTRONICS NEWS, Peninsula Electronics News (Newspaper: Sept. 1970 - Sample Copy)
PENINSULA ELECTRONICS NEWS
Peninsula Electronics News (Newspaper: Sept. 1970 - Sample Copy)
Los Altos, CA: Peninsula Electronics News, 1970. Newspaper. B&W Illustrations; This is a sample issue of Peninsula Electronics News - published in Silicon Valley and covering the whole of the computer / electronics news in the San Francisco Bay Area. This issue is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The newspaper has noticeable generalized toning. "The Bay Area electronics industries deserve a comprehensive network of communication. With over 600 companies in the Bay Area directly or indirectly related to the electronics field, a specific and informative electronics newspaper is vital - especially in our present period of economic turmoil.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 36809
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science Peninsula Electronic News PEN Computer Companies Technology Computer Science

 PENINSULA ELECTRONICS NEWS, Peninsula Electronics News (Newspaper: Feb. 1, 1971: Vol. 1, No. 7)
PENINSULA ELECTRONICS NEWS
Peninsula Electronics News (Newspaper: Feb. 1, 1971: Vol. 1, No. 7)
Los Altos, CA: Peninsula Electronics News, 1971. Newspaper. B&W Illustrations; This issue is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The newspaper has noticeable generalized toning and a couple of small spots of discoloration. The text pages are clean but toned. "The Bay Area electronics industries deserve a comprehensive network of communication. With over 600 companies in the Bay Area directly or indirectly related to the electronics field, a specific and informative electronics newspaper is vital - especially in our present period of economic turmoil.". Very Good .
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Book number: 36810
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science Peninsula Electronic News PEN Computer Companies Technology Computer Science

 NILSSON, NILS J., Problem-Solving Methods in Artificial Intelligence
NILSSON, NILS J.
Problem-Solving Methods in Artificial Intelligence
New York: Mcgraw-Hill Book Company, 1971. 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Ex-Library. Ex-Library Copy from the Xerox Corporation Library in the Palo Alto Research Center. This book is in Very Good condition, with library stamps to the endpapers and foredge of the text block along with several inked library notations. The text pages are clean and bright. "The goal of work in artificial intelligence is to build machines that perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence. Thus, prominent topics in the field include automatic methods for solving problems, understansding and translating languages, proving theorems, and recognizing speech sounds and visiual objects. Although many of these tasks are exceedingly difficult, several computer programs have been written whose performance begins to match that of humans." Nils J. Nilsson, according to Wikipedia: is one of the founding researchers in the discipline of artificial intelligence. " is one of the founding researchers in the discipline of artificial intelligence." and, " Although the basic idea of using logical reasoning to decide on actions is due to John McCarthy (McCarthy), Nilsson's group was the first to embody it in a complete agent, along the way inventing the A* search algorithm (Hart, Nilsson & Raphael 1968) and founding the field of automated temporal planning. In the latter pursuit, they invented the STRIPS planner (Fikes & Nilsson 1971), whose action representation is still the basis of many of today's planning algorithms. The subfield of automated temporal planning called classical planning is based on most of the assumptions built into STRIPS.". Very Good .
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Book number: 34061
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science Nils J. Nilsson McGraw-Hill Computer Science Series Artificial Intelligence Engineering Computer Programming Computer Science

 OPLER, ASCHER (EDITOR) THE STAFF OF COMPUTER USAGE COMPANY, Programming the Ibm System/360
OPLER, ASCHER (EDITOR) THE STAFF OF COMPUTER USAGE COMPANY
Programming the Ibm System/360
New York: John Wliey & Sons, Inc, 1966. 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Graphs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front pastedown page. The dust jacket has noticeable generalized toning , several small tears, including one on the front spine joint and a couple of small chips missing to the spine ends. There are also several small spots of discoloration to the dust jacket. "The IBM System/360 (S/360) is a family of mainframe computer systems that was announced by IBM on April 7, 1964, and delivered between 1965 and 1978. It was the first family of computers designed to cover the complete range of applications, from small to large, both commercial and scientific. The design made a clear distinction between architecture and implementation, allowing IBM to release a suite of compatible designs at different prices. All but the incompatible Model 44 and the most expensive systems used microcode to implement the instruction set, which featured 8-bit byte addressing and binary, decimal and (hexadecimal) floating-point calculations. The launch of the System/360 family introduced IBM's Solid Logic Technology (SLT) , a new technology that was the start of more powerful but smaller computers." (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket .
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Book number: 37762
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3817]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science Ascher Opler Computer Usage Company IBM IBM System /360 Mainframe Computers Computer Science

 PARKMAN, RALPH, The Cybernetic Society Pergamon Unified Engineering Series
PARKMAN, RALPH
The Cybernetic Society Pergamon Unified Engineering Series
New York: Pergamon Press Inc, 1972. 1st Paperback Edition. Paperback. Graphs; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing, light bumping and wear. There is a small chip missing from the bottom front spine joint - just the top paper layer. The rear cover has noticeable ground-in dirt and some light toning. The text pages are clean and bright. "The aim of this book has been to bring together, in some coherent way, facts and ideas which help give perspective to a study of man's role in an increasingly technological environment." "In 1946, when Eckert and Mauchly built the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator) there were not many who were perceptive enough to foress the range of consequences, many of which perceptive enough to forsee the range of consequences, many of which even now are only dimly apparent.". Very Good .
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Book number: 32742
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science Ralph Parkman Pergamon Unified Engineering Series Cybernetics Social Issues Social Change Technology Computer Science

 PETERSON, W. WESLEY, Error-Correcting Codes
PETERSON, W. WESLEY
Error-Correcting Codes
New York, etc.: M.I.T. Press and John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1961. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Graphs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and wrinkles along with ground-in dirt and spots (mostly to the rear cover) and one medium size chip missing from the bottom spine end. "This book is the first to be devoted exclusively to error-detecting and error-correcting codes for information transmission and storage systems. Some of the material has never been published before." Computer coding / programming evolved from very early punch card and magnetic tape, to actual languages which were read, compiled and interpreted by the computers starting in the early 1950's. These early languages were invented on a one-off basis by programmers who were employed by each corporation (IBM, Sperry-Rand, etc) for a specific computer and a specific use. It wasn't until the mid 1950's, with the invention of FORTRAN that a program became able multi-functional and less time-consuming to code. This particular book looks at dealing with programming errors for a number of early code styles (including Algebraic, Linear, Polynomial Rings and Galois Fields, Linear Switching, Cyclic codes, Bose-Chaudhuri, Hamming, Golay, MacDonald, and Reed-Muller codes). And is one of the first books published on the subject.. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 34054
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.25 | £UK 57.5 | JP¥ 8180]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science W. Wesley Peterson Computer Programming Computer Program Language Programming error correcting History Of Computers Computer Science

 COMPUTER SYNECTICS, Sum (System Utilization Monitor Users Manual, Report, Portfolio of Specimen Publicity, and Typewritten Synopsis) Group of Four Items
COMPUTER SYNECTICS
Sum (System Utilization Monitor Users Manual, Report, Portfolio of Specimen Publicity, and Typewritten Synopsis) Group of Four Items
Santa Clara, CA: Computer Synectics, Inc, 1969. 1st Edition. Spiral bound. B&W Illustrations; Group of four items with introductory / Sample material for a new program to "synthesize data on the efficiency of plant machinery...SUM (System Utilization Monitor) and markets or leases with its various attachments to transmit the performance data audibly or visibly). Two spiral bound manuals, one report with cardstock covers and a stapled spine a large fold out brochure and a three page typewritten introduction. At the time of this group of items were published - the company had just started in Santa Clara California and had already received at least one large contract for their new product.. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 36509
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 136.25 | £UK 115 | JP¥ 16360]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science Computer Synectics, Inc. SUM Computer Programing System Utilization Monitoring Computer Science

 WILLIAMS, J. D., The Compleat Strategyst Being a Primer on the Theory of Games of Strategy (a Rand Corporation Research Study)
WILLIAMS, J. D.
The Compleat Strategyst Being a Primer on the Theory of Games of Strategy (a Rand Corporation Research Study)
New York: Mcgraw Hill Book Company, 1966. Revised Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some beginning rubbing to the spine ends and corners. "I have been asked from time to time over several years by Professor A. W. Tucker whether I intended to do something further with the STRATEGYST. Inasmuch as each query was voiced as if he had never asked before, I was able for some time to use the same economical answer - no. However, it came to me recently that he may have been trying, gently, to tell me something, so I changed my answer to, Why?". Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 30547
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4363]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science J. D. Williams Rand Corp. Game Theory Strategy Mathematics matrix games finding Odds Computer Science

 WILLIAMS, J. D., The Compleat Strategyst Being a Primer on the Theory of Games of Strategy (a Rand Corporation Research Study)
WILLIAMS, J. D.
The Compleat Strategyst Being a Primer on the Theory of Games of Strategy (a Rand Corporation Research Study)
New York: Mcgraw Hill Book Company, 1954. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "In game theory, a player's strategy is any of the options which he or she chooses in a setting where the outcome depends not only on their own actions but on the actions of others. A player's strategy will determine the action which the player will take at any stage of the game. The strategy concept is sometimes (wrongly) confused with that of a move. A move is an action taken by a player at some point during the play of a game (e. G, in chess, moving white's Bishop a2 to b3). A strategy on the other hand is a complete algorithm for playing the game, telling a player what to do for every possible situation throughout the game. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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Book number: 38071
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science J. D. Williams Rand Corp. Game Theory Strategy Mathematics matrix games finding Odds Computer Science

 WOLFOWITZ, J.  (JACOB), Coding Theorems of Information Theory
WOLFOWITZ, J. (JACOB)
Coding Theorems of Information Theory
Englewood Cliffs, NJ / Berlin, Germany: Prentice-Hall, Inc. / Springer-Verlag, 1961. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. A previous owner's inked name has been crossed out on the copyright page and also the bottom edge of the text block. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several noticeable edge nicks, tears and smallish to small edge chips missing (mostly the to the spine ends). The covers have generalized rubbing. "This monograph originated with a course of lectures on information theory which I gave at Cornell Univeristy during the academic year 1958-1959. It has no pretensions to exhaustiveness, and indeed, no pretensions at all. Its purpose is to provide, for mathematicians of some maturity, an easy introduction to the ideas and principals known theorems of a certain body of coding theory." "Jacob Wolfowitz (March 19, 1910 – July 16, 1981) was a Polish-born American statistician and Shannon Award-winning information theorist. He was the father of former United States Deputy Secretary of Defense and World Bank Group President Paul Wolfowitz....Wolfowitz's main contributions were in the fields of statistical decision theory, non-parametric statistics, sequential analysis, and information theory. One of his results is the strong converse to Claude Shannon's coding theorem. While Shannon could prove only that the block error probability can not become arbitrarily small if the transmission rate is above the channel capacity, Wolfowitz proved that the block error rate actually converges to one. As a consequence, Shannon's original result is today termed "the weak theorem" (sometimes also Shannon's "conjecture" by some authors).". Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 34062
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.25 | £UK 57.5 | JP¥ 8180]
Catalogue: Computer Science
Keywords: Computer Science Jacob Wolfowitz Information theory Computer design Computer coding coding Mathematics Mathematical concepts Computer Science

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