Who is known as the father of computing and why?
CHARLES BABBAGE was an extraordinarily talented scientist, mathematician, economist and engineer.The following are the details of charles babbage
|Father Of Computing
|December 26,1791,in Surrey,England
|October 18,1871 in London,England
|Produced working prototypes of machines that computed and printed mathematical tables.
|8,3 of whom survived to adulthood (Duglad,Benjiman,and Henry)
|"No person will deny that the highest degree of attainable accuracy is an object to be desired,and it is generally found that the last advances toeards precision require a greater devotion of time,labour,and expense,than those which precede them."
|BEST KNOWN TODAY FOR:
|Inventing two types of cogwheel calculating machine
He is best known today - as he was in his lifetime - for inventing two types of cogwheel calculating machines.
The first, known as the Difference Engine, was designed to print reliable, accurate mathematical tables and so solve a serious problem of his day - these tables, compiled manually, were riddled with mistakes.
The second cogwheel brain, which Babbage called the Analytical Engine, was nothing less than a mechanical digital computer. It contained many of the features found in modern computers, including a memory and a processor. It even had a punched-card control system, which Babbage borrowed from the Jacquard loom.