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Charles Babbage

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Transcript of Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage
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He was born in Londen December 26, 1791, in Londen. The father of Charles was a rich man, so it was possible for Charles to receive instruction from several elite schools and teachers during the course of his education. When he graduated college he got married and had 8 children but 3 lived. He worked in his spare time on designs and created the difference engine, Second Difference Engine, and the Analytical engine.
Invention
He made the difference engine, Second Difference Engine, and the Analytical engine.
Specifications
He was/is the reason that the computer works today. The beauty of the method is that it uses only arithmetical addition and removes the need for multiplication and division which are more difficult to implement mechanically.Difference engines are strictly calculators. They crunch numbers the only way they know how. By repeated addition according to the method of finite differences.
When in college.
He studied at Trinity and Peterhouse Colleges, Cambridge University. He received a BA in Mathematics in 1814, and his Master's degree three years later, in 1817. Babbage later taught at Cambridge, holding the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics from 1828-1839.
After college
He graduated in 1814. In 1814, Charles Babbage married Georgiana Whitmore at St. Michael's Church in Teignmouth, Devon. His father, for some reason, never gave his approvation. They lived in tranquility at 5 Devonshire Street, Portland Place, London.
Only Three of their 8 children became adult.
Tragically, Charles' father, his wife and one of his sons all died in 1827.
Later in life
The British Association was consciously modelled on the Deutsche Naturforscher-Versammlung, founded in 1822. Belonging as he did to the "Wattite" faction in the BAAS, represented in paticular by James Watt.
Death
He died in October 18, 1871. The computer may never of been created withought Charles Babbage.
Plans for the difference engine.
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