Artifact Details

Title

The small computer in the chemical laboratory

Catalog Number

102740270

Type

Moving image

Credits

VPI (VA Polytechnic Institute) Chemistry Dept.

Publisher

Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Chemistry Department

Format

Betacam SP

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.