Artifact Details

Title

The small computer in the chemical laboratory

Catalog Number

102695886

Type

Moving Image

Credits

VPI (VA Polytechnic Institute) Chemistry Dept.

Publisher

Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Chemistry Department

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number 1008
Deprecated CHM identification number F 12.83

Dimensions

overall: 12 in

Format

16mm film

Description

This film presents an introduction to basic computing principles, featuring specific technologies such as accumulators, buffers, logic circuits, ferrite core memories, bits, octal equivalents, programming languages, assembly languages and signal averaging. Hardware from the Digital Equipment Corporation is featured throughout, including the PDP-8, PDP-1, and the 1520. In addition to general computing principles, the film features a discussion of computing applications specific to chemical laboratories, such as mass spectrometry.
Written on the outside of the canister: "V.P.I. 60^\^ 2.3kg CHEMISTRY COMPUTER COLOR LINC 8."