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Issue No.01 - January-March (2007 vol.29)
pp: 65-73
Keith Smillie , University of Alberta
ABSTRACT
To re-create the University of Alberta's computing milieu of some 40 years ago, this article surveys the University's computational procedures before the arrival of the first computer and discusses the University's acquisition and use of the LGP-30.
INDEX TERMS
LGP-30, mathematical tables, desk calculators, University of Alberta
CITATION
Keith Smillie, "Early Computing at the University of Alberta and the Introduction of the LGP-30", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.29, no. 1, pp. 65-73, January-March 2007, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2007.3
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