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Applications of the EDSAC
October-December 1992 (vol. 14 no. 4)
pp. 27-33

Early applications of EDSAC are described - including the calculation of prime numbers, solutions of algebraic equations, and experimental learning programs - to illustrate the wide field of programs written in the first years of stored-program computing. The influence of the library routines - such as those for the solution of differential equations - on progress in applied mathematics is considered. The initial work in wave mechanics, economics, crystallography, and radio astronomy is described. Finally, the development of EDSAC 2 and its importance to the advance of many of these topics are considered.

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Joyce M. Wheeler, "Applications of the EDSAC," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 27-33, Oct.-Dec. 1992, doi:10.1109/85.194052
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