Artifact Details

Title

Handwritten notes on a routine for calculating square roots on the EDSAC

Catalog Number

102683939

Type

Text

Date

1948 ca.

Author

Hale, Victor W. D.

Description

Several pages of handwritten notes outlining a routine for calculating square roots by Victor W. D. Hale. It is believed that these notes are from late 1948/early 1949 (possibly before the EDSAC was operational) based on the code used. There is also a note from Eric Mutch inviting Victor Hale to play tennis.

Category

Technical Paper or Note

Collection Title

Victor W. D. Hale papers

Series Title

EDSAC papers

Credit

Purchase of the Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3115.2005