Ultra - High - Frequency Techniques Fifth Printing, Corrected

By: Brainerd, J. G. (John Grist Brainerd) , Glenn Koehler, Herbert J. Reich, and, L. F. Woodruff

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B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine eneds and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and bits of fraying. The text pages are generally clean and bright. There are a couple of small penciled notation on the text pages. "He made his chief contribution to computing when he played a major management role in realizing the proposals of engineer J. Presper Eckert and the late physicist John W. Mauchly to build ENIAC. As a professor at the Moore School, he endorsed and took formal responsibility for the design and construction proposal to the Army, and was designated as the principal investigator. That is, if ENIAC had failed, it would have been his neck. Controversy about the relative roles and contributions to ENIAC has been constant since the importance of the computer was first recognized by others, but there is no question about Brainerd's support of the project when it was just a dream, declared to be wild, impractical, and impossible by some who have since forgotten their myopia. There is also no question that he was formally designated as project head or that he was responsible for getting and managing its $486,000 budget, of which he later said that "considering the magnitude of the result, it was one of the cheapest research and development projects the government ever invested in." Some of this controversy has been reported in Annals articles, most notably in "The ENIAC: First General Purpose Electronic Computer," by Arthur W. Burks and Alice R. Burks (Vol. 1, No. 4, October 1981) , and "John Mauchly's Early Years," by Kathleen R. Mauchly, (Vol. 6, No. 2, April 1984) , and the associated comments, queries, and debates. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Ultra - High - Frequency Techniques Fifth Printing, Corrected

Author Name: Brainerd, J. G. (John Grist Brainerd) , Glenn Koehler, Herbert J. Reich, and, L. F. Woodruff

Categories: Technology,

Edition: 5th Printing

Publisher: New York, D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.: 1942

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: A39777

Keywords: Technology J. G. Brainerdd John Grist Brainerd Glenn Koehler Herbert J. Reich I F Woodruff Computers Engineering Technology,