Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Chemistry Department
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.